Imagine my pleasure in watching this video about a 4 meter long band sampler.
I have seen an Dutch/Australian band sampler that is similar to this one, only it was blue. It was the same sort of length and the same mix of practical stitchery and embroidery. I was told it was made by a needlwork teacher. Needless to say this tradition of creating a long sampler, in part informed my own sampler.