Friday, December 7, 2007

Whitework sampler so far

This is the sampler so far:

The dragons are embroidered in satin stitch, and the one on the right is outlined in stem stitch (I used running stitch for the one on the left, but that is not historically accurate).

The border is done in interlacing stitch (Finally!).

Some practical notes:

I received the Bockens linen shade card (see previous post). It's beautiful! For those of you who live in the Netherlands, you can order it for 2,50 excl. posting from

And, I handwashed the sampler gently in Biotex to remove pencil stains, and that works!

The last step is to use statin stitch to create different textures used to fill the bodies of some of the creatures. I have to look a few things up, so I'll write about that in a next post.


Laren said...


Sabrina de la Bere has a handout on her website on interlace stitches:


Sarah Ketley said...

That's looking really pretty. I can't wait to see it finished. It just demonstrates to me another area of embroidery that i must get into...sigh...


Machteld said...

Thanks Constance! I'm still searching for the right type of linen to finish it..