This is a band of a slight variety on a needlepoint canvas stitch which is called Fan Vaulting in Mary Rhodes Dictionary of Canvas Work Stitches (Batsford Embroidery Paperback). I increased the space a little and added some French knots in between the fanned stitches.
A hand dyed wool and the French knots were worked in a hand dyed cotton.
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen which has been hand painted with 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.