Today is the second Straight Stitches Sampler showcasing our seasonal palette.

In my last blog post, I talked about how the mini needlepoint sampler series was inspired by one of Marilyn Owen’s designs for the American Needlepoint Guild program “holed up minis”. If you are not familiar with this program, small projects are introduced on the ANG website.

The best part is that these resources are complimentary to all.

The Straight Stitches Sampler is one of these designs and the pattern is available on the ANG website. As the name suggests, you can see how unique and different the overall pattern looks, just by using the straight stitch technique.

Details on how we Created the Straight Stitches Sampler

Once again, the palette started with our three base colours, all of which reflect the Holiday theme:

I always like to demonstrate how stitched samples appear by switching around the placement of colours. 

All three colours above were used as in our previous sample but they are placed differently within the design. Less white was used and the border was repeated from the first design but stitched in red versus green. Colour #64 was added for fun which provides a different appearance.  Again, the sample is stitched on 18 count canvas with size 5 Perle cotton in all the colours noted above. 

Have we inspired you to stitch up Marilyn’s Straight Stitches Sampler? I sure hope so!

Remember, you can find all the previous samplers in the right sidebar under categories – mini samplers.  There are TWELVE of them!!

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