This band illustrates single feather stitch on the first row. The next row is a variation of Herringbone stitch which has had a small Back stitch added top and bottom and the last row consists of Palestrina stitch
The first row is a hand dyed cotton thread the same weight as perle 8. The second row is a hand dyed cotton crochet thread and the last is a hand dyed silk thread.
All embroidery threads are 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
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.