This design is a combination of canvas stitches. Crossed stitches included Rice stitch, cross stitch, Leviathan stitch, and Rhodes stitch. These are arranged between blocks of slanting straight stitches and sequins secured with a bead.
This band is worked in a hand dyed wool and rayon ribbon floss.
This section is worked on Aida
Procion cold water dyes are used to dye the threads
The sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide and all sections are 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.
This section of the sampler was finished in November 2005.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ.