I designed this little sampler using 26 different fonts from my big collection of vintage clip-art and lettering books. Although at first glance it may look complicated, it uses many simple stitches you probably already know how to do, including straight stitch, backstitch, stem stitch, lazy daisy stitch, satin stitch, blanket stitch, and French knot.
As I said on the blog, I had kind of a Sister-Golden-Hair thing going on in my mind as I designed it, and I like to think of you sitting on your porch in a halter top and bare feet, drinking peach iced tea, working on this as you watch the dandelions bloom and the summer unfold.
Finished size of design area: To fit an 11" x 14" frame
This pattern contains:
- Design templates that you will need to transfer to your fabric using a tracing method (since you will be printing this template on your computer, it is not an iron-on transfer)
- Easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams
- Illustrated stitch glossary for every stitch used
You will need:
- One 18" x 22" piece of quilter’s cotton
- Appleton's 2-ply crewel wool*
- Crewel needle
- Sakura Pigma Micron marker, a very fine-tipped permanent marker available at most art-supply stores, size 01 (.25mm)
- Embroidery scissors
- 4" (10cm) embroidery hoop
- Frame and framing supplies
*Color substitutions for DMC 6-strand embroidery floss are also included
Please note: This pattern is available as a downloadable PDF pattern only. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print this pattern on your home computer.