For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 383

For the Love of Stitching Sampler – Band 383

This area on section 28 of the For the Love of Stitching band sampler is a pattern of straight stitches worked on the diagonal. In canvas work it is known as Milanese stitch


  • A hand dyed soft Danish cotton which feels and works up in a similar way to coton a broder and is matt with no sheen. It is approximately the same thickness and weight as perle 8
  • DMC perle thread #5,and #8
  • Linen thread
  • Wool


26 cnt linen


The For Love of Stitching Band Sampler is 15 cm (6 inches) wide. It consists of different strips of fabric which are are stitched together to form one long strip. It currently measures 24.8 yards or 22.75 metres long and I have more bands to add.

Sampler FAQ
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.

One comment

  1. Sharon, lovely to see this stitch done in this colourway. I did it for a needlecase, in brown and cream, looked very much like houndstooth. I was very happy with it, but I do particulary like your version.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *