The Mystery Sampler

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Several years ago, well known New Zealand embroiderer,  Elizabeth Darrah, designed a beautiful band sampler.

Elizabeth has donated this design to the Northern North Island Embroidery Guild
as a project to raise funds for the Embroidery Guild Conference that they are to be hosting in 2016.

They have named it
'The Mystery Sampler'

It's a mystery as participants will not know what the finished project looks like until they have finished it!

This project is to be over six months.
Each month the participant will receive a progressive section of the sampler.

The finished sampler is 4" x 20" when worked on a 32 count fabric.

You choose the thread colours with which you wish to stitch your sampler:
 - the main working thread is a 12 ply variegated silk thread from The Thread Gatherer
-  five plain complementary colours
-  #8  and  #12 Perle Coton

(for the Whitework sections)

You choose your favourite fabric, fabric count and fabric colour

Heirlooms would be pleased to help you with all of your requirements

Starts:  1 November 2012     /     Finishes:  1 April 2013

However, one can start at any time

Here is a sneak preview of Part One -




How to become a participant  -  see Mystery Sampler below

Over the six months, progressive reports will be posted

ahead of where you are at with your sampler - otherwise you will spoil the mystery of it

Join us today  -  it's such fun


Mystery Sampler

Sampler Progress (1)

Sampler Progress (2)

Sampler Progress (3)

Sampler Progress (3a)

Mystery Sampler Exhibition

Sampler Progress (4)

Sampler Progress (5)

Sampler Progress (6)

Sampler Progress (7)


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