A hand dyed cotton thread was used as the foundation row which was laced with a metallic cord like thread produced by Madeira. I found a roll of it at a craft fair and have not seen it since.
This section of the sampler is a dress linen which is not quite an even weave, hand painted with procion cold water dyes.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton foundation thread
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.