Abra’s Sampler Smalls

Abra's Sampler Smalls

Abra's Sampler Smalls

A lovely set of needlework smalls based on the stitches and motifs from the Abra Lowney sampler adaptation. Included are charts, diagrams and finishing guidelines for six pieces: a scissor pocket, two-sided scissor fob, needle book, berry, pin cushion and a needle roll. Make the entire set or just your favorite pieces.

Stitch counts:
  • Scissor pocket: 72 x 43 plus hemstitching
  • Scissor fob: 44 x 44 per side on 30 count silk gauze
  • Needle book: 144 x 54 (inside page is 126 x 40)
  • Berry: 126 x 72
  • Bargello pin cushion: 60 x 41
  • Needle roll: 145 x 35 plus hemstitching

Weeks Dye Works: 35 count Cocoa linen, a fat quarter is sufficient, leaving some extra
30 count silk gauze for the scissor fob: a 5.5" x 3.5" cut is suggested
35 or 36 count linen in ivory or cream for the inside needle book page.


Gloriana Threads: #243 Vintage Teal, 12-strand silk
Needlepoint Inc. Silk: 131 (2 skeins), 186, 327, 335, 354, 587, 692, 694
NOTE: suggested alternates using Weeks Dye Works and/or DMC are provided in the chartpak.

Finishing Materials:

Lady Dot Creates: rayon ribbon - Caribe
Weeks Dye Works wool: Blue Topaz HB, Chestnut HB, Juniper GP, Snow Cream solid

Abra's Sampler Smalls, Copyright 2018. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.

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