- 1st row: backstitch
2nd row: running stitch
3rd row: backstitch
- 4th row: detached straight stitches (arranged like flower stems)
- 5th row: backstitch
6th row: does this have a name? It seems like it should be called something like "half cross stitch"
- 7th row: chevron stitch
- 8th row: does this have a name? It's the reverse of row 6.
9th row: backstitch
- 10th row: fly stitch.
- 11th row: cross stitch
- 12th row: detached straight stitches
13th row: backstitch
- 14th row: Bosnian stitch
15th row: sheaf stitch
- 16th row: backstitch
17th row: backstitch
- 18th row: triangles made with detached straight stitches.
- 19th row: reverse Bosnian stitch
- 20th row: backstitch
21st row: St. George's cross stitch
22nd row: backstitch
- 23rd row: herringbone stitch
- 24th row: buttonhole stitch
25th row: ermine stitch
- 26th row: zipper stitch
27th row: cross stitch
- 28th row: Holbein stitch
- 28th row: backstitch
29th row: detached straight stitches (vertical)
- The year, 2009, worked into the triangle row.
- DMC 28 count linen, folded in half to double the thickness. I hate this fabric and will not use it again. It's very thin, and since I have to double it, I might as well pay twice as much and buy nicer fabric.
- 8x8 inch q-snap frame. My favorite embroidery hoop.
- Temporary running stitch worked in stranded DMC cotton. This is a guide to help me keep the edges straight. I will remove it when I'm done.
- DMC Cotton Perle thread, size 8, color 321
- Chenille needle, unknown size. I find it easier to use a chenille needle with pearl cotton because it has a large eye.
- 30th row: backstitch, in progress.
- I almost picked these triangles out several times. I don't like them. But I learned a lot from them, so I left them. My most important lesson was that the size and texture of the thread, and the fabric hand, should be taken into account when selecting the size and scale of stitches.
Redwork embroidery sampler
My redwork embroidery sampler, work in progress. Notes detail all the stitches and materials used.