This band illustrates an example of stepped and threaded running stitch.
The foundation row of running stitch is worked in hand dyed mercerised cotton and it is threaded with a hand dyed silk both are 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 both the cotton and silk thread
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.