This modern twist on a Band Sampler features skulls, bones, spiders and bats to create a Gothic delight perfect for Halloween.
Band Samplers were common in the 17th Century and feature rows of borders and alphabets to create a very long thin design. These would often feature other stitches such as back stitch but I have chosen to use just cross stitch for this pattern to keep it simple.
Count size: 105 x 249
Finished size on 32 ct linen: 6.6" x 15.6"
Stitched entirely in cross stitch
Features 1 full alphabet, numerals, 10 borders, two crowns, owls, spiders, bats, urns and lots of skulls.
Apr 28, 2018 by Darlene Barzak
Wonderfully made simple,easy to read pattern. Fantastic - can't wait to stitch it.
Apr 24, 2018 by chetan999
Mar 19, 2018 by Rachel
A classic needlework sampler, with a twist! Hoping people will do a double-take when I have this up on my wall!