With a nod to historic alphabet samplers, I designed this pattern with cake sprinkles and confetti in mind. Mine was stitched in chaotic blend of colors, but you can choose your own palette and stitches. This is an excellent beginner project because it can be completed using only the running stitch. However—you could also choose to mix it up and use a variety of stitches. Bullion knots would be stunning! The design comes printed in permanent ink on 100% cotton fabric, ready to hoop and stitch.
Make it a Kit!
Are you a first time embroiderer? Need the basic supplies to get started? Make it a kit and we’ll include everything but the scissors to get you started. Kits include three colors of embroidery floss, an embroidery needle, an embroidery hoop, the sampler of your choice, and a bonus Colorburst embroidery sampler. SELECT Make it a Kit! in the dropdown menu above.
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 9"x11".
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.
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