The Sampler Book
How many of you remember The Sampler Book? It was first published in 2006 and based on the final series of monthly charts I did for Rainbow Gallery, promoting their line of threads. Those original charts are complimentary and still available on Rainbow Gallery's website; they use a wide range of their threads and are stitched on a variety of fabrics. Each chart highlights a different specialty stitch, a small border, and several upper and lower case letter forms, in addition to the image represented by the letter of the alphabet.
The book you see pictured here uses those same charts, but they have all been keyed for Splendor silk (with DMC alternates listed in the chartpak). I used 32 count linens and evenweaves for the book, utilizing whatever smaller pieces I had on hand so each page of the book is a different fabric. As long as your cover and page fabrics are the same count, you can mix and match/use whatever you like.
The NEW reformatted version a bit of a hybrid - with several files/links found on this page to compliment the hard copy chartpak. In total you will still have everything you need - all of the A-Z charts with their Splendor silk/DMC color keys, plus charts for the front and back cover shown here, detailed finishing instructions, diagrams and a complete supply list.
See details in the chartpak.
Fabric and Threads:
A very detailed supply list is included in the chartpak. This project is designed to be stitched on a variety of fabrics you might already have on hand. Splendor Silk and DMC colors are both provided to guide you in your selections, although you are welcome to choose your own threads.
Additional materials required for finishing the project are also included in the master supply list.
Rainbow Gallery Stitcher's Surprise Series 2006
This Rainbow Gallery link is the PDF file which contains all of the charts and stitch diagrams.
The Sampler Book - Stitch Label Charts
THE SAMPLER BOOK, Copyright 2006, 2018, 2022. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.