Mermaid's Sampler #000
'Mermaid Series' continues with The Mermaid's Sampler which
draws upon design elements, ideas and motifs found in early
American needlework. Most of this sampler is
embroidered 'over one', especially 'Plymouth Harbor', and
the Mermaid herself.
33/34 count 'Devonshire
Cream' Legacy Linen provides the ground for this new
voyage. A wide variety of silk and cotton threads,
many of them hand and over-dyed are used to give your
interpretation shimmer, sheen, and subtlety in shades of the
beautiful sea. For whimsy, a necklace of tiny, real
coral beads will adorn your Mermaid.
stitches used include stem, Smyrna, satin, running, French
knots four-sided, faux boullion, eyelet, diagonal satin,
cross-stitch 'over one' and 'over two', and backstitch.