This rough and ready motif looks better when not scaled up so large! The wings are made up of part chain stitch and part buttonhole wheel. The body is a bullion knot.
A hand dyed silk.
Procion dyes used on the thread
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 during 2007.
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.