This band of stitching consists of 5 rows of chain stitch. Three rows are threaded with metallic thread and these are spaced between two rows of whipped chain stitch. The whipping was done in the same metallic thread.
Hand dyed cotton laced with a metallic yarn called Excel
Linen hand dyed
Procion dyes for cotton threads and fabric
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 worked in January 2006.
For the full back story on this piece visit the Sampler FAQ page.
All posts in the series are in the category the Love of Stitching Band Sampler.