A colorful sampler which matches the exuberance of the design elements - this is based on an antique sampler I own, filled with fanciful flora and fauna. Instead of reproducing the sampler, I chose to adapt it and incorporate the verse from Psalm 139: You are beautiful, for you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
First is a lovely piece I’ve stitched on silk gauze (included in the chartpak). The pretty green and gold colors are striking on the dark blue background (which is much easier to do on gauze versus stitching on black or dark blue linen!)
The linen sampler simply exudes happiness and would make a charming remembrance to mark the birth of a new member of your family. You are sure to enjoy stitching the purple deer, blue ducks, the red rabbits, and rather exotic flowers and plants.
The original sampler is extremely faded on the front side, but when removed from the frame, the back side proved to be ever so colorful. It was a bit much for me, so the colors used in the sampler shown on linen are muted a bit, while maintaining the variety and liveliness 13-year-old Jane Scott stitched into her work.
73 x 130
Silk gauze is included in this chartpak.
Weeks Dye Works: Artichoke, Banana Pudding, Blue Heron, Blue Suede (10 yards), Yukon Gold
221 x 142
Picture This Plus: 36 count "Fog" linen
Weeks Dye Works: Aqua, Baked Apple, Blue Heron, Blue Jeans, Collards, Gold, Mulberry, Pecan, Purple Haze, Red Pear, Schneckley, Thyme
WONDERFULLY MADE, Copyright 2020. Original counted thread designs by Linda Stolz for Erica Michaels Designs.