Saturday, May 21, 2011

D Cockin sampler start

Here I introduce you to my D Cockin (1806) Sampler.

It was offered to me by Jacqueline from Needleprint and I think it is a wonderful monochrome sampler from Ackworth School.
I am using rustic looking (not so 'greeny' as the photo shows) linen from Zweigart, 30 count. It is the highest count I feel comfortable working with, despite the glasses and a powerful magnifying lamp: sweet fifties!!! I'm stitching 2 over 2.
I've chosen Hand Dyed Fibers from Vikki Clayton (my favourite!). I will be using 2 colours: Penny Wort 3449, which is the one you can see on the photo and Penny Wort 3447, which is the conversion of the DMC recommended. As I already had the 3449, I started with it and now I am anxiously waiting for the post to bring me the other one. It was posted 2 weeks ago, but it seems that the cross of the Atlantic is taking some time.

I'll be posting my progress and I would love to have your comments on it.

Have a fabulous weekend and take some time to stitch - I will!


Katrina said...

Gorgeous!!! I can't wait to watch your progress.

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Oooooo... very pretty, Cristina! I know what you mean about the aging eyes - it just sucks! I use readers and a magnifier too - I used to have better than 20/20 vision so I find it really frustrating not to be able to see the fine print, anymore.

Enjoy your weekend.

Katherine said...

Very nice start. I really like your scissors too; they're cute and I haven't seen any like that.

~mj~ said...

Very nice, I love the colour thread you are using!!

How are you feeling now? I hope you are much improved!

Sally said...

You have made a beautiful start on this. The colours you are using are gorgeous.

Anne said...

Ooh lovely colour choices and that linen is perfect! Can't wait to see it progress!!

Gillie said...

Best wishes with the sampler , I agree about HDF colours, just lovely.

Glenna said...

Such a pretty sampler--and I am going to have to look into HDF fibers because they are the perfect choice.