Sunday, September 25, 2011
In grade 8 we were challenged to create a stitch sampler. We received bonus points for every stitch example we achieved over the 10 or 12 we had to do. I still have my sampler kicking around. I loved to flip through an old hardcover "Reader's Digest COMPLETE GUIDE TO NEEDLEWORK: Embroidery, Needlepoint, Knitting, Applique, Quilting, Patchwork, Macrame, Crochet, Rug-Making, Lacework (WITH COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED INSTRUCTIONS)" I had to google it to find the right title, I'm leaving the capitalization as I found it. Older copies can occasionally be found in thrift stores and garage sales, it is such a great resource. I see I used the full 6 strands of 6 strand embroidery floss. I found the fabric in a scrap sewing bin, I remember we had to use a hoop which was sometimes a pain.