Each December I like to showcase stitched projects using seasonal palettes. If you have been following the blog this year, you will be familiar with the mini sampler series. You can find all the previous samplers in the right sidebar under categories – mini samplers.
There are TWELVE of them!!
The Colour Complements mini needlepoint sampler series was inspired by Marilyn Owen who provided several 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.
For our last mini-sampler of the year, I wanted to feature one of Marilyn’s designs, The Straight Stitches Sampler. The pattern is available on the ANG website.
How we’re celebrating the Holidays with this Seasonal Stitch Sampler
This month we will be featuring the above sampler pattern BUT stitched with some seasonal palettes AND some different colour combinations to hopefully inspire you to start stitching your own sampler for NEXT Christmas!
What colours did we use? Here are the ones we used for this particular project:
- Colour 187 (reds)
- Colour 184 (greens)
- Colour 18 (greens)
- Red metallic of choice
When I requested Dominique stitch these samples, I chose the palette above as a starting point. This sample is stitched on 18-count mono canvas using size 5 Perle cotton in colours 187, 184, 18 and includes white and any red metallic available in your stash.
I hope you enjoy the sampler and make sure you follow along this month for more inspiration.