This row of stitching always intrigues people. It is created by working a band of herringbone stitch, then on the return row using the cross bars of the herrringbone as a foundation for buttonhole bar stitch. I have never seen it documented as I made it up but I am sure other people have thought to do it too.
A hand dyed perle cotton
This section of my sampler is worked on cream dress linen which is an uneven weave
Procion cold water dyes for the 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