These are the last two rows of this section of the band sampler. The first row is a type of buttonhole called rosette of thorns. The second row is a type of chain stitch which is reversed chain stitch.
The rosette of thorns stitch is worked in superfine merino wool which has been hand dyed by me. the reverse chain stitch is worked in a hand dyed cotton (crochet thread) which is about the same thickness and weight as perle #5 thread.
This section of the sampler is worked on tea towel linen which is not quite an even weave.
Procion cold water dyes for 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.