This is a line of feathered chain stitch
Hand dyed lampshade fringing which is very similar to Bunka thread. Lampshade fringing is made is such away that once it starts to unravel it is very easy to unpull. I purchased the lampshade fringing and unpicked it to get the thread, then dyed it.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Disperse dyes (also known as transfer dyes) on the synthetic 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.