Well. . . yes and no. With the above logic, I jumped into the next band of the Jane Turner sampler. It turned out to be quite a chunk to bite off, but once I got going, it got addictive. Step one was the double-running outline. . .a bit tricky to count because the pattern is more pictorial and less a repeating design. It turned out the easiest thing was to work counter clockwise.
In many cases, at this point the band would be done. Not so here. Jane added a great deal of embellishment to her band including satin stitch and lots of trellis and spiral trellis sections. Here's the finished band with all the bells and whistles.
I got a lot of much needed practice on trellis stitch with this band. . . including what seemed to me like rather odd uses of trellis. . . in the angled olive green stems, the 3-colored brown "snakes," and little fiddly acorns, v-shaped stem, and the barber-pole stem.
Add the spiral trellis shapes (that seem to be almost magic in how they create their puffy swirls) and the resulting band is very textural indeed.
As I was working, I was thinking how different this band is from most samplers. But browsing through photos online and in reference books, I think perhaps it's more that most of us pleasure stitchers today concentrate on samplers that aren't quite so complex. If Jane were going to eventually do a complex casket or mirror surround with needlelace clothing and other effects, doing a band like this would make perfect sense. And eureka!! the next large band of Jane's sampler is exactly that. . . a lady with needlelace dress. I feel like I've caught onto some of the logic that may have underlain the original stitching!