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My Needle’s Worke Sampler/Huswif

Instructor: Ellen Chester of With My Needle

Class Details

This project can be made as a sampler and framed or it can be made into a huswif. The embroidery is the same for both. The verse first stitched in German by Hanna Schottin in 1800 is central to the sampler/huswif: Cloth is my land so that I boldly stand/Needle is my plow so I can skills endow/Silk is my seed so I can name my deed. A coordinating personalized needlebook and a scissors case completes the project.

Stitches include Algerian eye, alternating double backstitch, backstitch, barrier, Belgian cross, closed herringbone, cross, cross stitch over one linen thread, cushion (traditional and reverse slant), double-sided Italian cross, four-sided, long-armed cross, Montenegrin, mosaic, padded satin, Rhodes, rice, small plait stitch, Smyrna cross, star, straight, tent, Williamsburg, and zigzag stitch.

Class kit includes: Charts and detailed directions for stitching and assembly, 36-count linen, silk embroidery threads, Dupioni silk, three needles (tapestry, beading and curved) and miscellaneous finishing supplies.

Click on each huswif image below to see the entire design.

Class Surcharge: $10

Project Photos

My Needle’s Worke Sampler/Huswif
My Needle’s Worke Sampler/Huswif My Needle’s Worke Sampler/Huswif


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