Saturday, 17 October 2015

Green Earth Sampler Finished!

I just couldn't face stitching the 2,000+ eyelets required for the next band of A Flamestitch, so I decided to pick up and finish something small instead that required more than one type of stitch!

Green Earth Sampler by The Victoria Sampler is done!
 
 
The Green Earth Sampler Complete!
 
My favourite parts were the bargello, but also the snowy evergreens in the centre.  I thought it was a clever idea by the designer to use several fly stitches to create their shape - I shall store that idea away for another time!
 
These type of designs where a variety of counted threadwork techniques are used are my absolute favourite to stitch.  I plan on stitching more like this next year, just on a "slightly" larger scale lol - I think I may have scared myself!
 
Not sure what I will pick up next, possibly Crystal Waters as it shouldn't take too long to finish and I also have my final new start for the year to get on with!
 
Happy Stitching! 

15 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, I love the Bargello too. I'm a big fan of this type of sampler.

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  2. Beautiful Amanda,all those gorgeous stitches in lovely colours,a great finish.

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  3. Congrats on the finish it looks great! I love the bottom panel and the evergreens.

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  4. Wow! Beautiful, beautiful finish. Lovely work on all the specialty stitches and glad you have hey another finish to be proud of. Your 2016 is sounding curiouser and curiouser.

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  5. Absolutely wonderful work.
    Congratulations

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  6. Beautiful stitching as usual. I love the variety in your work, look forward to the larger pieces that are coming.
    On a different topic, I've been watching some of your Floss Tube videos and they are amongst the best, You are clear in what you say even when you think you aren't. I know you are missed, I heard someone say Can Amanda help?
    So I am really enjoying the direction in which your work is going. My next adventure is cutting away threads, I have tried before with disastrous consequences so I love the way that you have overcome the fear and done it!
    Sara

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  7. Really lovely finish! You've inspired me through your blog and videos to branch out and try specialty stitches.

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  8. That looks amazing! I will stick to my plain crosses but I can really appreciate the amount if work that's gone into this. And a slightly larger scale? You're teasing us!

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  9. Very lovely work! Congrats on your finish :-)

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  10. That bargello of greens is fabulous.

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  11. Beautiful stitching! I absolutely love it. Congrats on the finish! :D

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  12. Congrats on your latest finish, it looks amazing!!!!!

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  13. Beautiful finish and another one to be very proud of. Well done! :)

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