This pattern is much in the same style as the Goldwork Sampler Pattern from Hinda Hands’s out-of-print book on Church embroidery. Though the topic of her book is Church embroidery, this sampler is not really church-related. The pattern employs methods of silk shading and couched gold. I think it’s really lovely, and I look forward to working it this summer.
For now, here’s the pattern for the silk sampler. You might have your own great ideas to put to work on this pattern! There are heaps of possibilities for it. As a finished product, it would look fantastic framed, but I can also see it as an “Elizabethan sweete bag” or something to that effect.
You can click on the pattern for a larger version, then right click to save it. For a larger image, use a copy machine or a photo editing program to enlarge it.
As I edit and revise the suggested stitches for this sampler, I’ll post them. In the meantime, enjoy the pattern!