Hello everyone – I know its been very quiet on the western front and thats because I am working on the final book edits. Yes it is nearly finished and I can’t wait! As promised I will give you a preview of what it looks like, hopefully next week when it is safely on its way to Australia.
For those of you who wanted to see the completed shading sampler here it is. I decided to make it level ALL as it would make either a good learning piece or could be used for practicing the different stitches. As you probably know in the old days they used to work spot samplers to learn a technique – this design is based on this concept. The individual motifs could be made up into little Christmas presents, such as a pincushion/spec case or put in a little frame, or done as a whole to make a nice cushion centre or framed in a picture.
The design is at the screen printers and should be available for sale next week. I will keep you posted. A little surprise for those of you who have requested the little pygmy kingfisher this will now be available in kit form (also next week). This is my early Christmas present to you:)
Have a wonderful week. Trish
20 thoughts on “Shading Sampler”
I just love your work Trish. The kingfisher is so beautiful,I am going to have a go at it.Hopefully I can do it as much justice as you.
Hi Trish, I just love your work, your subjects look so real.This style of embroidery would have to be my favourite and yet I find it hardest to acheive a reasonable result.
Thanks Flora, the DVD will help make it simpler!
Your beautiful designs and stitches pushes me forward – endlessly! Thank You.
Thank you Billie that is nice to hear:)
I just want to pick up that little bird and hug it! Lovely designs…
Thanks Barbara, he is cute isn’t he? They are hard to see because they are the tiniest of all the kingfishers. 🙂
I would like to make the both.
Thank you Jocelyne.
Beee-yooo-teee-ful!! Both are gorgeous. Of course, you know me – I have a thing for birds, and I just love this little guy. I love the sampler elements – so pretty!
Thanks Mary hope your week is going well:)
They are lovely !
Will definitely be sending for the Botanical Shading Sampler 1st… since in all modesty I really need to polish my shading skills.
Thanks will keep you posted:)
I most certainly would like both the bird and the botanical sampler. I will keep a look out on your blog for further details….. Stunning work!
Thanks Moz will keep you posted 🙂
The kingfisher is delightful!
Maybe one day I’ll do the Fairy Wren I’ve been planning. . .
Beautiful!!! Love that kingfisher too.