23 February 2010
I need a thimble!
This is a piece I just finished for my embellished surfaces class. The assignment was to create a modern "sampler" with references to historic American and European samplers. The fabric is linen and the thread is cotton. Everything was stitched by hand except for the two rows of machine embroidery for the border. I used chain stitch for the river, back stitch for the text, blanket stitch for the appliqued rocks, and french knots in between the borders. The quote is something I found awhile ago, and the words have stuck with me. This took forever, but I like how it turned out!