This rough and ready motif is a buttonhole wheel with oyster stitches around the edge. A bead in the middle has slipped to one side over the years – it must be loose!
A hand dyed cotton.
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.