While I Darn Sampler

This sampler was inspired by an antique embroidered piece found on June 2005 at the flea market in Berlin, Germany.

I found the little sampler at the very bottom of a big basket and I took it with me to Italy as a special remembrance of our lovely visit to that town.
I got in love with the sampler motifs and for this reason I decided to give a new life to the design.

Darning sections pay a tribute to those girls and women who, in orphanage shelters, were taught the difficult art of darning and stitching.
For this reason I included five darning sections.

My While I Darn Sampler is dedicated to timeless historical roots of modern embroidery.

Stitch Count 174 x 176
Fabric Magnolia 32 ct hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens or Cream 32ct Belfast linen from Zweigart
Threads The Caron Collection Waterlilies: 041 Blueberry, 066 Jade, 072 Midnight, 084 African Sunset, 096 Orange Blossom, 099 Cocoa, 137 Copper, 139 Kelp, 146 Moonglow, 149 Cherry Cordial, 186 Papaya, 189 Gingersnap, 190 Fraises du Bois, 196 Sable, 197 Monsoon, 209 Iris, 217 Chili, 218 Ash.
Stitches cross stitch over one or over two, back stitch over one or over two, double back stitch, double rice stitch, Smyrna stitch, running stitch.
Needle 26/28 tapestry needle
Price €/$ 12.00 (chart with stitching info)