Past is an embellished Spanish stitch sampler developed from documented
seventeenth century samplers. The majority of samplers from this era were
first stitched in double running or Spanish stitch, then embellished with
stitches over the base stitching. This sampler has been embellished with
stitches used during the seventeenth century. Although the model is stitched
on Congress cloth, the student may substitute another fabric and/or thread,
if desired. Details will be given in the student's letter. A solid knowledge
of the double running stitch is required to complete the 30 hours of pre-work.
By the completion of this course, the student will have stitched a Blackwork
sampler in the 17th century style and embellished the double running sampler
with a choice of stitches used during the 17th century.
Type Of Course: Embellished Spanish stitch sampler
Proficiency Level: Intermediate to Advanced
Design Size: 12" x 18"
Kit Fees/Contents: $65; DMC stranded cotton floss*, (14" x 24") 24-count
white Congress cloth*, needles, instructions, pre-work kit, color photocopies
of sampler and chart.
*Instructions will be given in the student letter for substituting another
ground fabric or different threads for this sampler.
Student Supplies: Frame to fit fabric, usual sewing supplies, laying
tool, frame weight or holder, magnification and lighting, if needed.
Pre-work: Double running pre-stitching required.