This band is a little unexpected so I have diagrammed it. It is made up of a part of herringbone stitch which I have repeated along a line. The sections were worked close together. When worked like this they produce a wide interesting band.
I have not seen this variety documented but I am sure other stitchers have thought to do the same or a similar thing. I just call it a variety of herringbone. It is very simple but very effective as a border on things. I have used it often and it is quick to work particularly if you use a perle thread instead of wool.
How this stitch was worked.
A hand dyed wool
This section of my sampler is worked on cream dress linen
Procion cold water dyes for the wool 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