This sampler is inspired by antique needlework, alphabet booklets and other vintage pieces.
It features a famous quotation accredited to John Adams the 2nd president of the United States.
“Always stand on principle. Even if you stand alone “
There is a space where you can personalize your sampler with the name and date of your choice; an extra alphabet and numeral is included in the PDF.
Apart for the mermaid, the rest of the sampler is not charted in color, this is done so that you can chose according to your preference, or what you have available in your stash. Variegated threads, hand-dyed floss, metallics or even beads can be used to stitch the alphabets and borders.
Have fun being creative with this beautiful sampler.
Stitches used are: Cross stitch, back stitch, running stitches (also known as Holbein stitch), French knots and petit point.
Recommended to stitch on 28 ct linen, or evenweave.
Design Area: 155 x 272 stitches
If stitched on 28 ct linen/ 14 ct aida the pattern will measure: 11,07" x 19,42" / 28,1 x 49,3 cm
- Chart in two different format. Black and white, and color with symbol.
Materials you need at home:
- 28 ct linen
- Embroidery floss
My name is Virginie Lykins, I’m an independent student of historical needlework and founder of Roland-designs.com.
I collect, preserve and do digital reproductions of antique patterns, my specialties are Berlin woolwork designs, Sajou and samplers.
"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting." - Ralph Waldo Emerson