things I love – embroidery samplers
I love embroidery samplers.
While the purpose of the sampler is to use a variety of stitches, the simple compositions always capture my imagination.
Samplers aren’t fussy. They are all about exploring techniques and imagining ways to apply them.
I’ve never actually made a sampler. However, that little oversight is about to be remedied🙂
After a year of trying to mentally assemble the right art project to go with this remnant of an old door…
a project that would incorporate my enthusiasm for stitching on paper, my sketchpad finally has a working idea on the page. A sampler of hearts…another loveprint!
I completed my first prototype heart and felt this was indeed the right direction.
So I stitched a couple more.
And in harmony with my preference for repurposing, I’m selecting used greeting cards for each embroidery square (the reverse side), to assemble a sort-of patchwork art product that will nestle inside the door panel.
Such a nice feeling to finally move forward on this project! I should have known that a loveprint would be the answer🙂
Thank you for reading – hope you have a fabulous week ahead.