A Wedding Sampler for my Sister

Some months ago my darling sister became engaged and I obviously immediately started plotting about what would make the perfect wedding present.  I’ve always loved antique cross stitch samplers  so decided to make a more modern piece of needlework which I could adapt using bright almost clashing coloured thread and their names and the date of their wedding.

embroidered sampler

Years ago, the sampler was a way to highlight a young woman’s feminine artistry but having not attempted a sampler since I was about 12 I had totally forgotten all the rules.  Fortunately you’ll be pleased to know it’s not that hard, it just requires plenty of patience and good eyesight. By the way, I wouldn’t recommend making this sampler whilst simultaneously tackling two box sets of The Killing. Subtitles and cross stitch do not go together.   But after quite a few months of painstaking work, it’s finally finished, framed and ready to go to its new home.  I’m actually going to quite miss it…

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For sampler patterns like this one which you can adapt try The Historical Sampler Company

 

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