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Miniature Summer Sampler
PO Box 176, Montoursville, PA 17754. All rights reserved.
Description: This small sampler features over-one stitching, specialty stitches, some ribbon embroidery and a lovely overdyed silk thread from Gloriana called "Bluegrass". This is the fourth and final design in the seasonal miniature sampler series.
Background Information: Over the years I've received many requests for a series of smaller seasonal samplers. Summer Sampler was in large part inspired by the colors in "Bluegrass", which encompasses every shade of summer green, from golden to deep blue-green. This sampler pays homage to the verdant, luxurious abundantness that typifies the season...balanced by the symmetry of a formal garden. The specialty technique in this piece is a bit of ribbon embroidery, which lends a bit of extra richness and texture.
Stitching Comments: Miniature Summer Sampler was designed to compliment the other samplers in the series while displaying a personality all its own. It's rather challenging (lots of over-one), but since it's small, it's a project that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time. Don't be put off by the ribbon embroidery! This was my first ever attempt with the technique, and I found it to be a wonderful change of pace. Diagrams are included with the pattern.
Specialty Stitches: attaching beads, over-one, beads, ribbon embroidery, Algerian eyelets, diagonal satin stitch, three-sided, four-sided, eyelet variations.
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