This band of stitching is a development of band 143. Once again the band is worked in two parts. The top section of this row is worked like chevron stitch, and on the bottom of the row instead of working a chevron stitch foot I worked half of a Cretan stitch. Next I worked zig-zag chain stitch along the base and I laced the chevron/Cretan row with a third thread.
The dark green is perle thread #8, and it is laced with DMC stranded cotton floss. The chain stitch along the base is worked in rayon thread.
This section of my sampler is worked on cream dress linen
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.