Samplers, embroidery doodle cloths and explorations of stitches

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sample of hand embroidery stitched on linen in hand dyed threads

This sampler is a doodle cloth worked on hand painted and printed linen. I was interested in contrasting flat printed areas with highly textured stitches such as French knots, Bullion stitch, buttonhole wheels, cast on stitch and double cast on stitch, drizzle stitch, whipped spiders wheel, and buttonhole bars. I also couched some threads by machine and hand. Threads used are wool, cotton and silk all hand dyed by me and beads were incorporated.