Sunday, September 4, 2016

Loara Standish continued

The subtlety of design is really delightful to observe on this sampler.  Figuring out the reversible pathways for the flowers and leaves was also fun.  Truly enjoying stitching the 'oldest' sampler known to exist in America.
 


 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Nupur,
Thank you for some more beautiful photographs of your stitching on Loara Standish. I took note of your comment about enjoying figuring out the pathways for the flowers and the leaves. I'm not sure of the stitch being used...is it a similar process to figuring out Holbein/Double Running stitch pathways? I think it sounds like it may be much more complicated? I am saving my pennies to purchase the kit :-) and I am hoping the instructions give some good guidance. In the past two years I have come to love Double Running stitch. At first I could not work out how to make the stitch reversible and then the "light bulb" turned on in my mind and I have been having fun with the stitch ever since! :-) I have rambled on too much today but suffice to say I really enjoy your posts and photos. Best wishes to you from Dianne.

Nupur said...

Dianne - thank you for taking the time to write again! I am so happy that I was able to inspire you to try other types of stitches and that you are now enjoying the double running /Holbein/ Blackwork / Spanish stitch. It is a lot of fun.

The bands I show above have some Blackwork areas but this time I am stitching the entire sampler reversibly - so a variety of stitches (variations of cross stitch mainly) are being stitched reversibly. Like I said before - you cannot ask for better instructions than Joanne Harvey's of the Examplarery. She actually gives very explicit diagrams for most of the areas and when she does not, she provides clear stitch diagrams that with a bit of thinking you can then apply....
Glad you are enjoying the pictures and the great world of needlework ... I will post in more detail on this soon.

Maxine D said...

Nupur this is fascinating - especially as all the stitching is reversible. Beautiful work, and I am enjoying watching the development of this sampler
Blessings
Maxine

Annelein said...

What a lovely blog you have! I just love what you are making. Francis Sampler is my favorite... you are a well skilled woman...