Band 5 is complete!
Remember what I said in my last post about Jane likely having been an overachiever? Let me show you what I meant. This is Band 5 once the Holbein stitch was finished. For any number of 17th century sampler stitchers, the band would have been complete at this point.
But our Jane was a different story entirely! After the background was complete, she added satin (tons of satin), bullion, trellis (zigzagging across the band) and little spiral trellis poofs! Looks a bit different, doesn't it?
Here's a bit of detail on those two types of trellis stitch (both done in the light blue thread) it's amazing what a difference tension makes. You can also see one of the flower centers filled with bullion knots.
And here’s the whole thing, ready to start on Band 6. The stitching is 6 inches long at this point – one quarter of the way done!