This band of stitching is created by working a line of herringbone stitch and then at the base and the top of each section I filled the gap with needleweaving.
I have never seen this stitch in a book as I made it up but I am sure other people have thought to do this as well.
Perle thread #5, and #8. The thread used to needleweave was hand dyed.
This section of my sampler is worked on cream dress linen which is not an even weave
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.
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