This band illustrates a row of Vandyke Stitch which can be found on page 119 of The Stitches of Creative Embroidery by Jacqueline Enthoven or page 135 of A-Z of Embroidery Stitches 2
Mary Corbet of Needle and thread has a video of Vandyke stitch and Primrose design has these step by step instructions of Vandyke stitch
A hand dyed cotton crochet thread the same weight and thickness as perle 5 DMC
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.
This is not only such an inspiration (as is all your work!), but a great review of stitches covered in past challenges. I love the idea of "A Year of Documentation"…so many of us vow to make notes and forget, so this is also a great kick in the pants! Thank you so much!
Sarah E. in TX