Christmas Sampler

Dedicated to a special Christmas time with our family.
A softly shaded band sampler with a few drawn threads sections.
This project was awarded the first prize a Caron Collection on-line contest.
A chart with alphabet and numbers is given to update and personalize the sampler.

Beads: Mill Hill Antique Glass Beads 0341

Bandwork: zigzag hemstitch, knotted clusters stitch with beads, inversion clusters.

Free download:
Part I
Part II

Stitch Count 106 x 214
Fabric 28 ct French Lace Linen
Threads - The Caron Collection Waterlilies: Hint of Mint, Passion, Fir, Burnt Toast - DMC metallic thread 5283.
Stitches Cross-stitch, Algerian-Eye, hemstitch, four-sided stitch, closed Herringbone, Eyelet stitch, back stitch.