Teacher: Catherine Theron
This fanciful, garden-inspired sampler is worked on 32 count Sandstone linen with a collection of silk and cotton threads in a palette of greens, golds, rusts, Williamsburg blues, and strawberry reds. The finished piece measures 11″ x 15″.
Click on the picture for a larger image. There is a green border on the left side of the sampler which has been cut off in the photo.
The outer border is a meandering vine with leaves, strawberries and various flowers. Birds and bees are scattered throughout.
There are four cartouches – two for your own personalization and two for information about our guild.
An alphabet stitched in black, a beeskep and flowery shrubs grace the top of this sampler.
A house on a hill with the opening lines from “Morning has Broken” stitched into the grass completed the piece.
Stitches used include Cross Stitch Over One, Smyrna Cross, Satin Stitch, Back Stitch, Princess Stitch, Diagonal Satin Stitch, Double Leviathan, Petit Point, Chain Stitch and Spiral Trellis.
Kit includes linen, practice fabric, needles, silk and cotton threads, color copy, directions and charts.
Cost of the kit is $110. Teaching fee TBD. Deadline for signup is August 10, 2008. Pictures showing two of the cartouches (part of the whole project) are below. Click on the pictures for a larger image.