Christmas Sampler

Dedicated to a special Christmas time with our family: this the first piece I ever designed.

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

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