This is simple a line of detached chain stitches that are interlaced with a thicker thread.
A cotton is DMC perle 5 and the interlacing thread is weaving yarn with a metallic thread through it which means it looks better in life.
Linen hand dyed
Procion dyes the 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.