Canvaswork Sampler FO + June’s Sampler?

Canvaswork Sampler FO

As expected, I did finish my canvaswork sampler while I was in Amsterdam (pinned here, ready to be blocked) – I think crewel is definitely the style I want to keep exploring, but this canvaswork is such fantastic fun!

Canvaswork Sampler FO

It’s so instant-gratification – I’m sure every other sampler I’ve done so far took at least twice as long as this one. And I enjoyed it so much more, just relaxing, stitchy fun.

Canvaswork Sampler FO

I think I want to use this cream-and-gray stitch in something large, just as a total all-over pattern. In these exact colors, it’s so delicious!

Canvaswork Sampler FO

Sorry I didn’t offer much guidance on this sampler, if you’ve been stitching along at all. The truth is, you really don’t need any more than I linked to earlier. It’s just too simple to need more!

Canvaswork Sampler FO

So. Time for June’s Sampler, #9. The thing is … I got nuthin’. No ideas. No inspiration at all. I mean, I have a list of potential styles to ‘sample’, and I want to try them all, but … none of them are grabbing me right now. And everything on that list needs a little more research than I have time for, given that it’s the 2nd of June already and I haven’t started. Any ideas??

(P.S. – I’m working on a new blog design and it’s eating up up all of my blogging time. Posting will be a little light for a while, but I promise, I’m not gone. And if you miss me, you can always find me at Twitter and Instagram!)

5 Comments on Canvaswork Sampler FO + June’s Sampler?

  1. Genevieve
    June 3, 2014 at 07:37 (4 years ago)

    What about ribbon embroidery? That would be an interesting sampler I would think! Or what about drawn work? Or white work?! :) Can’t wait to see what you decide on! That canvas work is so cool!

    • julie
      June 3, 2014 at 09:03 (4 years ago)

      I thought about ribbon embroidery, because it looks really fun to do, but it’s SO not my style. It’s lovely, but I can’t picture me ever doing it again, you know? And drawn thread embroidery is definitely on my lift, but I think I’d need to do a little research first. I have to admit, I’d like to just do more canvaswork, that was so fun! :)

  2. Ann-Marie
    June 5, 2014 at 16:20 (4 years ago)

    Hi Julie, I am a brand new visitor to your blog and I love canvaswork so it was great to see your sampler. I think you could easily do another canvaswork sampler, but this time using some of the wonderful overlapping stitches like Amadeus, Jessica, Sprat’s Head, Walnetto. These stitches are quite different to the sampler you have done already – for one thing they don’t have to fully cover the canvas – which I think is great fun because then you can paint the canvas before you even get started and have lovely bits of colour peeping between the stitching!

  3. Rebecca
    June 6, 2014 at 03:32 (4 years ago)

    I absolutely love this! The colors, the stitches, everything! Your samplers always make me wish I had an extra day in the week so I could try this all out!

  4. Agnes
    June 21, 2014 at 14:49 (4 years ago)

    Hello I’m new to your blog. I love all your stitching! This sampler is just gorgeous!


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