This band is a pattern made up of half Algerian eye stitch turned on an angle, surrounded by straight stitch. A row of cross stitch borders the band top and bottom.
A hand dyed perle thread #8 for the Algerian eye stitch, hand dyed mercerised cotton for the cross stitch and a hand dyed wool which is about the same weight as Appletons.
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen which has been 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
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.