This band of stitching is created by working a line of herringbone stitch which has been tied with a variety of fly stitch. Instead of having a single stitch tie the “V” shape a detached chain stitch has tied the fly.
Perle thread #8 and a hand dyed perle
This section of my sampler is worked on cream dress linen
Procion cold water dyes for thread
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.
I started this section of the sampler in 2004 and completed it early 2005.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ.
All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler