This band is a pattern made up of cross stitch and straight stitch
The cross stitches are worked in mercerised cotton and the straight stitches are worked in silk. The larger cross stitches were worked using a fine soft cotton that is similar to flower thread. All embroidery threads are hand dyed by me.
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen which I hand painted with procion cold water dyes.
Procion cold water dyes were used for both thread and foundation fabric
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 was worked in March 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.