Tuesday, March 17

The Heart Sampler

In 2000 I started on an alphabet sampler and I wanted to include heart motifs in the sampler but I couldn't find more than two motifs. One a border and another a tiny one of two birds and a little heart.
Today almost ten years later with access to the internet and the wonders of search engines and blogs I've set out to make a sampler of heart motifs.I'm astounded by the variety, the simplicity as well as the complexity of the motifs I've come across thus far.


I'm working on cotton fabric with only red thread.
The motifs are being embroidered as I find them.
This motif is really spectacular, but then again I've been oohing and aahing over each and every little motif I've come across.
Initially I found small motifs and now I'm finding only large ones. Need to find some small ones to fill up the empty spaces.
That's progress on the sampler thus far. The heart with the cherubs is not crooked its the angle at which the photograph was taken.
The following blogs have been enormous repositories of cross-stitch heart motifs. Thank-you for sharing.
If you know of sources which I can access for heart motifs I would appreciate it. Border patterns which incorporate hearts would be great too.
Tomorrow I'll show you the progress I've made with TAST while I was away visiting family.

14 comments:

pRiyA said...

Oh, I see Embellisher is back from her trip.
We can do a Redbook exchange you know, I have done six! (Can't believe I am saying this).

I really think one of those heart things should be stuck inside a Redbook, preferably mine.

Paddysdaugthter said...

If you were to send me an email link I might be able to share some patterns. Sue

Mal* said...

I love redwork and I love samplers so I think this project is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

EMBELLISHER said...

The redbook exchange will have to be put off for a bit Priya - I haven't done a single page.

EMBELLISHER said...

Sue,thank-you for your generosity.The patterns are absolutely different from what I've gathered to date.They will certainly feature on the sampler.

EMBELLISHER said...

Mal, thanks for stopping and leaving a comment, I appreciate it.

Shasta said...

A million little stitches is right. What a wonderful project - such beautiful hearts.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this is some kind of sibling connection... I've recently picked up a needlepoint project which was lying dormant for six years. Not made as much progress as your gorgeous hearts. Lovely to see them - each one so special and unique.

Jackie said...

These are amazingly detailed. Are you counting threads on this fine fabric?

EMBELLISHER said...

Hello Shasta, thank-you.

Piyo some things are meant to be works in progress and others are done before you know it, we need to enjoy both experiences.

Jackie thank-you and yes I am counting and stitching ...a million little stitches!!!

Robyn said...

These hearts are so delicate and very beautiful. (The 2nd photo is exquisite)You have to be a certain type of person to do such work. It's not something that just anyone can do. I would hate to think of the heavy messy work that i would produce.

La Ma├▒osa said...

Wow, what a great idea! Your heart sampler is looking just gorgeous. Seeing this project totally made my day!

Aditi said...

That is so beautiful! Almost like a fairy tale in progress ;)

mulinka said...

beautyful:0 old samplers are my favourite:) You should called your work "embroidered with love" ;] Invite You to visit my blog;]

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