I’m stitching a sampler a month for one full year! Join in and stitch with me if you’d like, for all the samplers or just a few, and link back to me / leave a link in the comments so I can follow your progress too! And tell your friends!
It’s not much, but I’ve started! Because I’m using such a dark fabric, I traced the template on and then basted over it with white sewing thread. I knew I wouldn’t be able to see the traced lines in anything but the brightest light. I’m using my seat frame for this project, because french knots are, let’s just say it out loud, a huge pain in the ass if you only have two hands. (Which I do.) If I’m using a small hoop, I do fine holding it with my left pinky, and controlling the knot with the rest of my fingers and my free right hand. But a bigger hoop is just too awkward for me, and for this project, a smaller hoop will only go so far before I start smooshing the knots.
Anyway, don’t forget to download the template (PDF) and stitch along with me to make your own French Knot Tulip Field Sampler! I’ll be stitching on mine here and there over the next week, but I won’t be back for an update until the following Monday; I’m treating myself to a much-needed week away from any real responsibilities. I’m not going away anywhere, but thinking of it as my summertime vacation anyway. See you when I get back!