Dropcloth Samplers is a line of hand-drawn embroidery samplers, printed and ready for you to jump in and start stitching right away! Each pattern is hand drawn by Rebecca Ringquist in her Portland, Oregon studio, and printed for you to embroider with your own color and thread choices. Rebecca describes them as coloring book pages for embroidery. There's no preparation necessary - they arrive ready to stitch!
The Schoolhouse Sampler is inspired by the history of American sampler making and makers. The pattern is filled with stitch tutorials, letters, and eight different pattern squares. Find more information on Creativebug, where Rebecca hosts a Daily Challenge class based on this design; coupon for free 30-day trial included with sampler.
- Preprinted cotton fabric.
- Basic instructions.
- Sampler measures approximately 10" x 12"
What you'll need:
- Embroidery hoop
- Threads (you can use traditional 2-strand or 3-strand threads, perle cotton, or our Rustic Wool Threads)
About Rebecca and Dropcloth:
The story of Dropcloth Samplers started at Squam Art Workshops. In the summer of 2010, on a whim, Rebecca designed and printed an embroidery sampler, and sold over a hundred of them at the Squam Art Sale. Word got around the blog-o-sphere, and one thing led to another. Why "dropcloth"? A dropcloth is something that can get messy - a piece of fabric that you can afford to make a mistake with. You can jump in and take a risk!