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HannahBreed.jpg (301595 bytes)A reproduction of the Hannah Breed Sampler, 1756. An American band sampler originally worked in Lynn, Massachusetts by a nine year old girl. Stitches include eyelet, satin, cross and long arm cross.


HannahBreedDetail.jpg (342503 bytes) Sampler Detail.

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Needlework_sampler.jpg (53495 bytes)"Needlework Sampler", 16"x20" Open Work Sampler demonstrating the techniques of pulled thread, drawn thread, and Hardanger motifs. Three different lettering styles and a satin stitch border are used. Design by Pat Rozendal.

Needlework_sampler_detail.jpg (76675 bytes)"Needlework Sampler" Detail.

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Domkirke.jpg (41347 bytes)"Stavanger Domkirke", 12"x13" Charted design of Cathedral in Stavanger, Norway worked in counted cross-stitch.

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White_on_white.jpg (38188 bytes)"White On White Pillow", 11"x7" Canvas work using various canvas stitches and darning patterns. Design by Jeanelle H. Bandy.

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Smocking_sachet.jpg (36732 bytes)"Smocked Sachet", 8"x6".

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Padre.jpg (29318 bytes)"Padre", 11"x11" Surface stitchery showing different embroidery stitches and shadow work. Original design inspired by forms and shapes of the sand on Padre Island, Texas.

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Drawn_thread.jpg (30216 bytes)"Drawn Thread Wall Hanging", 12"x27" Sampler of counted thread techniques including seven satin stitch decorative bands and four openwork bands. Design by Barbara Johnston.

Drawn_thread_detail.jpg (81072 bytes)"Drawn Thread Wall Hanging" Detail.

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Heart_hanging.jpg (42855 bytes)"Heart Ornament", 6"x6" Canvas work example demonstrating the use of different threads.

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Crazy_purse_front.jpg (39168 bytes)"Crazy Quilt Handbag", 7"x6" Crazy-pieced handbag embellished with beading, canvas stitchery, embroidery, tatting, and ribbons.

Crazy_purse_back.jpg (42229 bytes)"Crazy Quilt Handbag" Back.

 

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Last modified: September 07, 2014.