This band of stitching is made up of rows of reversed fly stitch which have been whipped with a second thread.
The reversed fly stitch was worked in perle cotton and it was whipped with a high gloss silk thread which unfortunately in one spot snagged. I hand this sampler around in workshops and I think someones ring got caught on it. Both threads are 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
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All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.