This band of stitching which is actually a needlepoint stitch called Petal. I discovered it in Mary Rhodes Dictionary of Canvas Work Stitches (Batsford Embroidery Paperback).
As a side note this is an old but good book and I use it constantly. Its always been my wish to work through it stitch by stitch but on something like 26cnt linen rather than traditional needlepoint canvas.
Superfine Marino wool hand dyed by me.
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.