Friday, September 12, 2008

My 17th c. English Band Sampler (WIP)

This is the Scattered Motifs section from my WIP:
I took an ICC course, 17th c English Band Sampler, thru EGA to learn specialty stitches and the various techniques used during that time.

I am sharing this section as it has several motifs that are filled with queen stitches
(As always, click to enlarge)
The flower petals (picture above) have tons of queen stitches, upright & sideways, over 4 threads or more. Using several shades of silk, one strand, the flowers have a beautiful texture
And, I am still not finished with the motifs!

Pictured above, the queen stitches are the same size; however, with the different colors of silk, create a wonderful repeating pattern in the large motif -- and awesome texture in the thistle & lady bug.

The largest motif in this photo (green,blue,red,gold) is solidly filled in with queen stitches
If you get the chance, try grouping the queen stitches together to fill in an area. The results are beautiful - IMO
I was so attracted to this course and enjoyed learning how to create all the bands & motifs. The course material has patterns taken from real samplers and it was delightful to make stitch samples.
And, one of these years, when I feel more ambitious, I just might get around to finishing this monster sampler.
It has sections of White Work; Alphabets; Double Running Patterns; Scattered Motifs; Variations of cross stitch; and finally (still working on this part) - embellishments & finishing

16 comments:

karenv said...

Wow, that's absolutely amazing! You really must finish it!

Teejay said...

This piece is so gorgeous and vibrant, what lovely stitching! An addition to my "excellent needlework" list.

Judy S. said...

Fabulous stitching, Leila. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

Barbara said...

Lelia, this is the most amazing project! Thank you so much for sharing it!

livnlaf said...

Oh my! That is so pretty!!!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Very pretty.

Kathy A. said...

Wow that is stunning and all those different motifs. I admire your willingness to learn and apply all those new types of stitches.

Dovilė said...

so many the variations of stitch and colors, gorgeous project!

Karol said...

Amazing! Great stitching. Looking foward to following the progress.

staci said...

WOW! Gorgeous!!!

Suzanne said...

Wow, this is such an amazing sampler. You have to finish this one. Your stitching looks so beautiful and it is so neat.

Claudia said...

Breathtaking!!!!!! OMG this wip is gorgeous!!! I love the colours, the stitched used... everything!!!

Susan said...

It's gorgeous Lelia!

Svenja said...

That's beautiful!

Ivory Spring said...

Wow - what beautiful work you do!

verobirdie said...

thanks for visiting my blog!
This sampler is beautiful! Great job!

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