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22 January 2015

Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers {REVIEW}

To celebrate Jane Greenoff's 30th year of stitching, this new edition of her classic best-selling book, Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers, includes three new sampler charts, an extended stitch library and a Madeira thread conversion chart.

Jane Greenoff uses her own historical sampler collection as the inspiration for over 30 unique antique style cross stitch designs so that you can begin to create a collection of your very own.

 

Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers

 

Each project chapter is inspired by a popular sampler style.

Samplers were traditionally used to teach young girls a variety of skills: darning samplers improved mending skills while alphabet samplers helped with literacy and samplers with improving mottoes instilled morality.

 

Cross Stitch Antique Style Sampler - 1

 

Band and spot motif samplers were used to record the stitches the girls had learned.

Many of the designs within Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers are complemented by additional counted thread stitches to encourage an extension of your stitching repertoire.

 

Cross Stitch Antique Style Sampler - 2

 

 

Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers will inspire you to work on Jane’s designs, and then move forward and create your own.

My sister is an avid cross-stitcher and has used this book to create her own alphabet style sampler. I’ll be sure to share her project once it’s finished. Even in it’s half finished state, it’s looking beautiful.

Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers by Jane Greenoff is available from Booktopia and Can Do Books.

 

Cross Stitch Antique Style Sampler - 3

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