The next sampler Jo is doing with Stitchery Nook is Redbird Sampler by With They Needle & Thread. The start date is set for August 1.
This chart was chosen as an introduction to samplers. This one is fairly small – the stitch count is 135 x 117. Jo has all the various finished sizes, depending on what count fabric you use.
There are so many options for ordering – every possible count in fabric – aida and linen; floss options, including silk and two options for scissor fobs. Liz at The Stitchery Nook has gone above and beyond and is offering frames! You can get the frame that fits your piece, depending on the count fabric you’re using.
Very soon I will do a start to finish framing tutorial and then, once I finish my Red Bird Sampler, I’ll do blog posts for each step of the framing and hope some of you will “frame along” with me.
I already have this chart and I have Victoria Clayton’s silk floss so all I need for this one is fabric. I pulled some 36 count fabrics. I want to use 36 count so this will be a little larger. On 36 count, the stitched area will be 7-1/2″ x 6-1/2″. It would have been smaller on 40 count.
These are the fabrics I pulled that might work.
I ruled out the top left and center top fabrics right away because the color shown above would get lost and there are places where this thread stands alone. It was funny because I sent the picture with all six fabrics and asked Jo what she thought and she immediately said “I’d rule out the top left and center top” and I had already done that. Great minds, right?
This peach fabric really appeals to me for this project. It’s an XJu Design and the color is Peach. Two of the “reds” are very peachy but the third one is really red and that’s the one that’s used the most so I don’t know if I should use this fabric or not. Another thing – this is from the XJu club from 2021 and it would be hard to get this fabric again so . . do I want to use it for this or wait? I don’t know.
I also like it all on this fabric and it’s probably a safer choice. This is Granite by Forbidden Fiber.
I do think this will be a fairly quick piece to stitch.