18th CENTURY SAMPLEREarlier last year I started to see a number of posts in my various Facebook groups showing a beautiful sampler.  I admired the project but recognized I did not have the time to stitch it (sadly).  Within a short time I had an order from one of my customers with a note to say she was using the threads in her 18th CENTURY SAMPLER. As it turns out, I had two customers who were using my threads for their sampler projects so I am delighted to share progress on both with you this week.

The 18th CENTURY SAMPLER is an online workshop designed and offered through Susan of SJ-Designs.  She writes “it was inspired by lace samplers dating from the mid 1700’s.  Counted canvas techniques will imitate the look of handmade lace, created with basic stitches and accented with needleweaving, hemstitching, pattern darning, Hardanger and pulled thread.  Stitched on either 8 count mono canvas or 24 count congress cloth.”

Melissa has kindly shared her sampler above stitched using my Colour #2 on a 24 count congress cloth background.

Thank you very much Melissa for sharing this and I look forward to seeing future progress.  I will be sharing Linda’s sampler on Wednesday.  I believe SJ Designs is offering this sampler once again – you can find out more about it on the Facebook group.

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