Is there anything better than a freshly sharpened pencil? Yes! Ten hand-embroidered ones. This sampler contains ten hand-drawn pencils ready to stitch in whatever colors you like. Will they be yellow Ticonderogas or brightly colored pencils? Your choice! The circles on the tops can be customized with numbers or letters.
Our accompanying class on Creativebug shows how to turn this sampler into a small zipper pouch, perfect for storing embroidery projects, makeup, or (best of all) pencils! A free trial is included with the purchase of each sampler.
The printed area measures approximately 8 x 8"
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 8" x 10".
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.