An embroidery sampler, that when completed, you can sew into two pincushions* to keep your needles organized. For years, I have been suggesting that embroiderers pre-thread their needles. With a pincushion full of needles that are ready to go, you can start stitching at the drop of a hat. Now I've designed a pincushion to show off all your needles and help keep you inspired. This sampler includes two panels for you to embroider by hand. I used back stitch and french knots, but you can choose your own stitches to suit your own taste. For best results, we recommend using 3 strands of embroidery floss or size 8 perle cotton in your needles. Choose your favorite colors. This sampler makes a great gift to share with a friend. Will you stitch them together? Stitch one up and fill it with threaded needles for a friend that could really use a pick me up? Stitch them both up and keep them at the ready on your own end table? I can't wait to see what you'll make.
*Instructions included in packaging.
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.
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