Jillian’s Spinning: Not Spinning – My First Sampler

Dropcloth Sampler
Dropcloth Sampler

I’ve finally finished my first embroidered sampler. It’s from Rebecca Ringquist. I had great fun learning all of the stitches and can’t wait start another one.

There were some stitches that I really loved.

Split stitch
Split stitch
French knots and stem stitch
French knots and stem stitch
Filling with chain stitch
Filling with chain stitch

And some things I definitely need to work on :

Not so knotty
Not so knotty
Loose threads
Loose threads and wonky satin stitch

I’ve found that buying embroidery thread is as much fun as buying yarn and fiber, and embroidery stitch dictionaries are every bit as tempting (and numerous) as knitting stitch dictionaries.

I already have a few embroidered holiday gifts in mind. I think I am thoroughly hooked on my new fiber hobby.

 

 

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

6 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Not Spinning – My First Sampler

  1. leann

    I love these embroidery samplers. I found their shop on Etsy a while back and I added them to my cart, but have not yet committed to the project. It’s so pretty. Congrats on finishing it.

  2. Rachel Gogan

    I love your sampler! I’ve just dipped my toe into embroidery, my big question is this, aside from samplers (which ROCK) what kinds of things do you put your embroidery on. There’s only so much wall space I can fill with samplers! 🙂

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