A Wedding Sampler

21 Feb

Two of my friends decided to get married back in August, and as a wedding gift I thought I’d get creative and stitch them something.

Cross Stitch

This cross stitch pattern was adapted from the Royal Wedding sampler published in CrossStitcher Magazine Issue 238 (for the original design please click here). The names, of course, were changed using the alphabet in the magazine, and I chose to omit the crown and the english roses from the original design.

I then decided to change the flags to an English flag and a Welsh flag, as the groom was English and the bride was Welsh. This was done on graph paper, and was easier to do than it sounds as I already have a small cross stitch pattern for a Welsh dragon in my stash; it just needed tilting onto a diagonal.

Layout

I decided to frame the sampler in a simple wooden frame, and use a cream border to centre the material.

This was my first attempt stitching on 28-count evenweave and using a frame. I liked using the frame, depite the fact that the edges got rather dirty rather quickly. That said, I am planning on using my frame again this year for a few projects, and it definately helped with keeping the tension even.

I was very pleased with the finished result; I think the word might even be proud. This is my largest cross stitch project to date, and although it took me around two weeks to complete, it hasn’t put me off tackling some more projects this year.

Watch this space ….

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2 Responses to “A Wedding Sampler”

  1. Rebecca Easton January 12, 2013 at 17:56 #

    I would love to be able to do that wedding sampler as my brother in law to be is welsh!

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