We are excited to begin this new sampler club this fall!
This design will be a sampler inspired by an antique sampler by Margaret Cottam, aged 9. There will be 3 charts in the series. Each chart will be $8.95. The first chart is now available, the second will be available mid November and the third in December.
The picture above shows part of the original antique sampler.
The first chart will detail the bottom of the sampler (yes, it will be worked from the bottom up!). Stitch count is 170 x 200.
The first chart also includes instructions for stitching and finished the thread keep pincushion pictured above. If you look closely, you'll see that the symbol key for the sampler is the stitched design! Attach thread rings to the sides for your threads for this project. Our supplier is working on some antique metal rings or wire but I also think that the Kelmscott Designs round thread rings would be perfect!
We're cutting all of the fabric for this sampler club large enough that you will have enough linen, in the same dye lot, to stitch the thread keep pincushion.
The model was stitched using 8 skeins of Weeks Dye Works hand dyed cotton floss. The floss colours will be kept top secret until the first chart is available in October... they haven't told us what the colour names or numbers will be!
The model was worked on 30 count hand dyed linen from Weeks Dye Works. We will also be offering the linen in 35 and 40 count.
Please check the boxes above to have these items added to your order.