Sampler #8 Supplies: Canvaswork

Sampler #8: Canvaswork

I’m coming along nicely on my crewel shading sampler, so I expect to show you the FO on Monday, which is only a few days behind schedule for Sampler #8. So I’m not ready to start yet, but I like to show you the supplies a bit ahead of time, just in case you want to play along.

Sampler #8 will be canvaswork – what Americans call needlepoint and the British call tapestry (though not woven tapestry, of course). I remember doing some simple tent stitch needlepoint as a child, but I’m more intrigued by the geometric fill stitches like this one I pinned on Pinterest – about two years ago! That pin is by Karen BarbĂ©, who does a lot of canvaswork in this minimalist style that I love and I suspect I will look to her a lot for inspiration while I work on this sampler.

All we’ll need for this is some canvas and tapestry wool – or, as you can see above, PerlĂ© Cotton (thicker types would be best) or Soft Cotton. I’ll probably stick with the wool for the most part, but all of these can be used for canvaswork and I’ve seen some lovely samplers that make use of the different textures the thread types create!

1 Comment on Sampler #8 Supplies: Canvaswork

  1. Jorie
    May 1, 2014 at 13:45 (4 years ago)

    I never thought much of needlepoint until I went to my State Fair and saw the winners in that category. They went well beyond tent stitch, playing around with color and texture using a variety of stitches. In the US, there are stores specifically for needlepoint supplies.


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