Sunday, 21 September 2014

Not Tapestry

My sister turned 70 this year so for her birthday I made a Family Sampler to give her.  I used to do lots of cross stitch so I knew it would take a lot of time and I  started in Feb. to have it finished by her birthday in July. 

I used 32 count linen and only sewed in the middle of the day when I could see  properly.

It took me ages to work out the design; the surnames are blocked out for obvious reasons.

It looks much better ironed.



Mary said...

Hi Glennis - another very slow technique! I assume it is done on linen, the fabric that certainly crumples well! It looks lovely, I hope the family appreciates the heirloom you have gifted them with.

Glennis said...

Hi Mary
It was done on linen which does crumple well. My sister was very happy with her present.