This is variation on basic buttonhole stitch which is worked in units of 3 arms that swing from side to side.
Fabric and Thread:
The sample is worked on Aida fabric using a hand dyed cotton thread which is about the same weight and thickness as perle 8
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 December 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.