(formerly TW Designworks)
Miniature Autumn Sampler
PO Box 176, Montoursville, PA 17754. All rights reserved.
Description: This small sampler is packed with specialty stitches and lots of lovely autumn colors, including overdyed silk thread from Gloriana. Leaf motifs, harvest-time fruits, knotwork motifs, some cutwork and beads are all represented. The piece contains both over-one and over-two stitching.
Background Information: Over the years I've received many requests for a series of smaller seasonal samplers. Autumn Sampler is the first such offering. I live in the middle of the lovely Pennsylvania mountains, surrounded by some of the most gorgeous fall foliage in the country... so for inspiration for this design, I didn't need to go far!
Stitching Comments: Miniature Autumn Sampler was designed as a teaching piece, so the instructions are very concise (and have been tested by the students who took the class!) It's challenging, but since it's small, it's a project that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time. I'd recommend using a stitching frame for this piece to maintain even tension as many of the specialty stitches are pulled tightly, which tends to distort the fabric.
Specialty Stitches: attaching beads, plait stitch, herringbone stitch, four-sided stitch, cutwork, hemstitch,smyrna diamond stitch, plaited cross stitch, lazy daisy stitchdiagonal and regular satin stitches, algerian eyelet, long-armed cross stitch, three-sided stitch.
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