This is the first of thirteen lines for the band sampler designed by the EAC executive for the membership!  This wonderful logo design was put forward by our EAC President, Beryl Burnett.  Very nicely done!

These sampler lines will be posted every two weeks for the enjoyment of all.  Please feel free to use as many of the sampler bands as you like in your Sampler, to leave any out that do not fit in with your own inspiration, and to add whatever designs of your own that you like.  Make this project your very own!

EAC is excited to see what you come up with as a finished Band Sampler and we will be looking forward to seeing the finished projects and sharing them with all EAC members. 

More on that later! 

Now get stitching and come back in two weeks to get the next three lines of the sampler!

Graph: 110 squares wide: heavy lines mark every 10 squares.
Width: 110 stitches x Height: 45 stitches

Letters:                                         DMC floss, 311 (medium navy blue)
Thimble:                                         Kreinik Blending Filament, 001
Needle:                                         Kreinik #4 Braid, 101
Rays on either side:                         Kreinik #4 Braid, 101
Logo Outline (top and bottom): Kreinik #8 Braid, 033

Letters:                         Cross stitch; half cross stitch
Needle:                         Couched braid
Top and bottom outline: Straight stitch
Rays:                         Couched braid
Outline of logo:         Back stitch
Thimble:                         Cross stitch; half cross stitch

Many possible variations can be used to complete this section. Use your imagination!

**due to some limitations within the blog, you may get a clear graph.  All these band sampler lines will be posted on the website within the next few weeks.  We will keep you posted on that.


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