This is part of a table runner making the rounds in a counted thread round robin I am in. There are three offset rectangular shapes outlined on each end of the runner so what you are looking at here is one end. I was the third to contribute to this piece. Here is what was already done:
The first section done was a section of pattern darning. Since it was open to any form of counted work this was a great idea - the colour looked very bold.
The second section was pulled thread work which was another great idea - I would have thought it would be too difficult to do on this fabric. It is Chinese silk and has quite a loose weave but as you can see it turned out very nicely.
And, last but not least, my own contribution to the piece which is a section of a blackwork filling stitch. Not as adventurous as the others but done and off in the mail without being too late.