SPANISH SAMPLER in Treasures in Needlework Magazine… Winter 1992
This sampler is in Treasures in Needlework Magazine, Winter 1992. Primarliy of ornate geometric and floral borders surrounding a square central motif. It reflects a Moorish influence to the Spanish decorative style. The central emblem in this smapler represent Castile, Leon, Aragon and Granada.
Plan to have this sampler hem stitched and mounted on a linen board. The hem stitching is done using #12 Pearl Cotton. 191H x 191wide.
- 36 count over two… 10-5/8h x 10-5/8″ w
- 28 ct over two…. 13-3/4″h x 13-3/4″W
- Large Algerian Eyelet
- Medium Algerian Eyelet
- Smal Algerian Eyelet
- Diamond Eyelet Stitch
- Four-sided Stitch
- Four-sided Stitch Diagnonal Variation
- Overcast Stitch
- Satin Stitch
Decided to use 28ct Potato Lugana. Cut 20″H x 20″W
|0221||shell pink dk||4624|
|0223||shell pink med lt||4622|
|0224||shell pink lt||2942|
|0611||Drab Brown dk||4536|
|0612||drab brown med||F9|
|0924||gray blue vy dk||1746|
|0926||gray blue vy dk||1744|
|0927||gray blue dk||1742|
|3041||antique violet med||3334|
|3042||antique violet lt||3323|
|3363||leaf green dk||1835|
|3364||leaf green med||3723|
|3722||shell pink med||4623|
|3768||gray blue dk||1745|
Update 1/16/2015… I decided to use my stash of Needle Necessities cotton threads. It’s been quite a while since I’ve used cotton. Glides differently but the color graduations are very nice.
Update 1/21/2015… Decided to take a break from the American Sampler and work on this one again. I had forgotton what colors I used for the outside border. I really need to review the packets and label them. I don’t like the color of the “2014”. I’ll have to frog and change it to the color I did ANNO in. I’m using gold metallics for the shield.
Update 2/27/15… finished everything except the backstitch on the left. It goes in a project bag for now, with remaining threads needed and copy of the design.
Update 3/1/2015… finished up the backstitch. Now my conscience says I can start another one.
This image is from someone else’s finish. Looking closer, bottom flowers are in cross stitch. She didn’t do the specialty stitches the design called for. After looking at the chart a bit, I noticed that it’s hard to follow how these are constructed. There should be a separate chart or diagram on how to complete this.