Anniversary Sampler Embroidery Template
I designed and constructed The Jessie Chorley Anniversary Sampler to celebrate a milestone in my life as an artist, designer and tutor. This was in 2020, when my business turned 15 and I turned 40. This project is a celebration of my ongoing passion for my work as a social artist and tutor.
The hand-printed design that is the focus of this embroidery project uses elements from several of my own favourite illustrations. These run throughout my work in embroidery, ink and collage and are brought together and celebrated within this anniversary sampler.
I have left three key areas in the sampler empty, so that you can fill them in with motifs and designs of your choice. These areas are inside the teapot, between the moon and the butterfly and above the handle of the pen. You can see how I have incorporated my own imagery in these areas, by stitching a house inside the middle of the teapot, an ink pot directly above the pen and a sailboat on a wavy sea between the moon and the butterfly.
To begin this project, I initially worked into the printed areas, building up each section stitch by stitch. I then introduced scattered needle-turned appliqué details. I suggest you follow the same steps, beginning your individual story by working within the printed areas of my illustration, then adding personal details around them.
Print Measures: 45 cm x 35 cm.
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All rights reserved.This DIY project is an original Jessie Chorley design and is for personal use, inspiration and enjoyment only and must not be used in commercial projects.