Stuck in a rut with the same old stitches? Can't seem to figure out which one to use next? Each month*, I'll mail you** a brand new sampler, available only to subscribers, highlighting a family of embroidery stitches. Each five-inch sampler fits perfectly into a five-inch hoop, and can easily be completed in a month's time—just in time for the next one to arrive! These small samplers are a perfect on-the-go project, and if you complete the whole year, you'll have an excellent guide to most of the embroidery stitch lexicon! The design size is 5" round, and the fabric they are printed on is 7" square. 100% Cotton. I recommend using six-strand embroidery floss or size 8 perle cotton with a size 5 embroidery needle to complete these samplers. Need some stitch guidance? Check out my embroidery workshops on Creativebug!
*SHIPPING: The cost of shipping is included. I ship samplers on the 15th of each month. Sign up by the 15th of the month to receive that month's sampler in the mail. Upon sign up, I'll send you a welcome kit which includes:
- 2 skeins of thread
- a Colorburst mini sampler
- Dropcloth Samplers pin***
Welcome to the club! I can't wait to see your stitches. #dropclothsamplers
**PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing this as a GIFT, please make sure you use the recipient's address. If you'd like me to include a card with a message, just let me know.
*** I am sorry to say that international orders do not include a pin due to cost-prohibitive shipping of bulky objects. I try to keep my shipping as low as possible. I'll tuck a little extra treat in, I promise.
The sampler arrives preprinted on cotton quilting fabric, ready to stitch and includes basic instructions. You provide your own threads, needles, and hoop.
PLEASE NOTE: This item is not embroidered, but ready to be embroidered by YOU. The pictures show one way to fill in the design, but you can choose whatever colors/threads you like.
What size is it?
This Sampler measures approximately 5" x 5".
What thread should I use?
We use a combination of size 8 perle cotton and/or embroidery floss.
Where can I find more embroidery help?
I'm so glad you asked! Check out my online workshops on Creativebug.
Where can I see other examples of the finished sampler?
Instagram! Check out the hashtag #dropclothsamplers for tons of beautiful examples of all our designs, stitched by people like you. I hope you'll add yours to the mix!
How should I back my sampler?
For best results, I recommend backing this fabric with a second piece of fabric (cotton or linen) before placing your fabric in the hoop. You'll get the flattest, most even stitches this way. Check out my how-to for this step on Creativebug or IGTV (@dropcloth)
What size hoops should I use?
I like a size 6—but use whatever you hoop you have on hand.
Dropcloth Samplers proudly ships in up-cycled packaging. Your order may arrive in a reused Prime envelope—but we are NOT associated with Amazon.