Saturday, April 18, 2015

Stitch Samplers

A while back, I posted about my stitch sampler and a photo of one I did a number of years ago. Today, I'm showing you what I've done so far. I get at it periodically to practise stitches and to experiment with various types of threads, ribbons and some yarns. I think some of my stitching will be used for some under water themed pieces.

Before showing my sampler, have a look at theses from Mary Corbet:
I also did a search for Embroidery Samplers showing lots of PHOTOS.
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.


  1. I really enjoyed looking at your sampler as it is full of stitching inspiration. Certainly a great thing to have on hand when looking for a design.

  2. Lovely sampler with lots of interesting stitches. I was following TAST last year and have a small crazy sampler which I find I refer to all the time - they are so useful. xx

  3. A sampler is one of the things that's on my want-to-do list. I never seem to get around to it though!