‘calm like a bomb’ motto sampler

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This is a motto sampler I’m working on for my friend Katherine. She’s a graphic designer so I wanted to have fun with the typography. I stole the lettering from a motivational poster I saw on pinterest. I liked the colours and how they changed when the letters overlapped. The entire sampler is done in split stitch with one strand of DMC embroidery thread. It’s slow going but I am very pleased with it so far! With the ‘Live and Let Die‘ motto sampler I found that I had to choose between following the lines of pattern I drew or following the grain of the fabric. This time I marked the grain/weave of the fabric with black thread and then drew the pattern on in line with it. It helped!

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I'm a dye hard fan of textile history and come from a family of crafters. I'm interested in learning more about embroidery by trying out age old techniques with a contemporary twist. I hope you enjoy looking through my projects and that they inspire you to give stitching a try!

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