Samplers, embroidery doodle cloths and explorations of stitches

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sample of hand embroidery stitched on linen

This sampler is worked on 26 count linen. It was a little experiment of mainly pulled stitches. I was interested in contrasting pulled thread against highly textured stitches such as French knots, Bullion stitch, buttonhole wheels, cast on stitch and double cast on stitch , drizzle stitch, and buttonhole bars. The leaves were outlined in whipped stem stitch. Threads used are wool, cotton and silk all hand dyed by me and beads were incorporated.