This band illustrates experiments with lacing two rows of running stitch. The lacing follows the same method as in this example but is laced through two rows of running stitch
A hand dyed cotton was used as the foundation thread which was laced with ribbon floss.
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 thread
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
Sampler FAQ and back story
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ.
All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.
I’ve posted my version at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sojournerdesign/
And just for one, tiny, itsy-bitsy nano-second, I thought it was Chicken Scratch. But it isn’t based on crosses. 🙂