Simply Samplers

Easy Techniques for Hand Embroidery


Book Description

Preview all 16 finished samplers in our exclusive Look Book!

A sampler is a project made from a "sampling" of different stitches or different motifs. Once the learning tool that helped generations of girls master basic needlework skills, this traditional project is still a great way to learn and practice embroidery skills—as well as a creative way to add color to a room or a fabric item.
  • Covers samplers in several different styles: cross-stitch, counted thread, surface, and freestyle embroidery
  • Creative uses for sampler art beyond the basic wall hanging: gift bags, ornaments, scarves, tote bags, and more
  • Includes a how-to section with step-by-step instructions for basic embroidery stitches and sewing skills
  • 16 projects for decorative sampler designs plus creative variations

  • About the Author

    Cheryl Fall has been designing needlecraft patterns professionally since 1986 and is the author of fourteen books, including Embroidery Basics, Simply Samplers, and three titles in the popular Dummies series. She has written more than 2,000 articles on how-to crafts and maintains her own website. Fall was also the host of the nationally distributed PBS Plus series The Creative Life. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

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