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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6 Responses to Jillian’s Spinning: Not Spinning – My First Sampler

  1. Sarah W. says:

    I think French knots are hard. Looks gorgeous!

  2. Thanks for the review! Your sampler look fantastic!

  3. leann says:

    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.

  4. Kathleen says:

    So lovely, Jillian! I learned to embroider many (many) moons ago from my mother. Perhaps it’s time to do some more. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Rachel Gogan says:

    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! :)

  6. Maggie Backus says:

    I have been wanting to learn this!!!!!
    I like what you ve done!!!!

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