This band illustrates first a row of scroll stitch, second is a row of half buttonhole wheel stitch, and the last row is stem stitch.
All stitches are worked in a hand dyed mercerised cotton which is the same weight and thickness as a DMC perle 8 thread. This thread was hand dyed by me.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Procion cold water dyes for the cotton threads
All samples are 15 cm (6 inches) wide and stitched together in one long band sampler.
The sampler is currently 44 ft 5 inches or 533 inches (1353.83 centimetres) or 14.8 yards (13.53 metres) long and still being added to.
This section of the sampler is dated 1996 – Jan 1998
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.
Remember if you looking for a stitch guide to hand embroidery stitches, instructions can be found in my stitch dictionary