Free Modern Embroidery Sampler

by Sammy Bishop

This pattern is in a lovely sampler style - designed to teach you 8 basic hand embroidery stitches.

These samplers are easy to make with spare materials at home -  you can change it according to your own colour schemes; or just grab some scrap fabric and spare threads, and get stitching!

The example here was made in a 6 inch hoop, on teal Klona cotton. I used DMC threads in colours 602 (bright pink), 3801 (coral/red), 3765 (blue), 972 (yellow), 3812 (teal), E168 (silver), 327 (purple), 3853 (orange), and 916 (dark pink).

Click here (or on the picture) to download the free pattern.

I made this sampler as a way to experiment with colours for new projects. I knew I wanted to use the teal fabric - so the next stage was to choose my favourite colour combinations!

I've always loved DMC's turquoise coloured 3812, and have used it in loads of my projects - including the peacock and the hummingbird designs. Combined with some of the other jewel tones that I've previously used in the elephant design (one of my favourites), plus a dash of silver, I'm really enjoying the colour palette that emerged!

I'm excited to start working on new designs, using this sampler as a reference point - watch this space for new developments!

I've even put together a short video showing you each stage of the process - check out the rest of my stitch guides here for all the tutorials you'll need to complete the project!

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Sammy Bishop

Founder & Owner of Paraffle

Sammy set up Paraffle as a side-venture in 2017 whilst she was doing her PHD at Edinburgh University. After finishing her PhD in Religious Studies (specifically Hinduisim and the New Age movement of Tantra), running Paraffle has become her full time hobby and job!

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