Before showing my sampler, have a look at theses from Mary Corbet:
- Stitches and Samplers
- Jacobean Jumble
- Basic Embroidery Sampler
- Stitch Fun: Lattice Sampler
- Stitch Fun Index
- Embroidered Spot Sampler
- Sampler Archives
For those of you interested in a bit of history on samplers, check HERE and HERE.
As I posted before, my intention wasn't to embroider a 'pretty' one but try out various stitches and embroidery threads, floss, yarns . . . I am making it colourful and I use a hoop for most of the stitching.
|Note the magnet to the right corner holding needles.|
|The green ribbon is not silk but it works well.|
|The two variegated flowers are done in an eyelet stitch.|
I used an awl to poke a hole in the center for the yarn.