This band of stitching is created by first working a row of half Algerian eye stitch then working tow rows of straight stitch along the edge. The first row of straight stitch is wider than than the other.
The half algerian eye and is worked in hand dyed mercerised cotton. The straight stitch is worked in hand dyed silk.
This section of my sampler is worked on 26 count linen.
Procion cold water dyes for the threads .
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 April 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.