Today is the day guys! Printed copies of my Hand Lettered Alphabet Sampler are here and ready for you to stitch up!
Inspired by my work as a graphic designer, I created this sampler using hand lettering techniques to create a classic needlework sampler with a mix of vintage charm and a freshly modern flair. Each letter is a uniquely styled drop cap, carefully rendered to show off 29 different stitches and stitch combinations. I included all my favorites, some that you may be familiar with and others that I wanted to help keep alive for years to come! Because it’s chock full of so many, this pattern is useful learning tool to stretch your skills and you end up with a beautiful result.
KHG Arts patterns have always been available as easy digital downloads, but it’s been a longtime goal for me to be able to offer my patterns in a tangible format too, making them more widely available and convenient to use. I’m thrilled to be able to finally share the first copies with you and am looking forward to being able to offer several more designs in print and kit form moving forward!
This sampler has been printed onto lightweight cotton canvas and individually packaged to include two stitch tutorials to get you started, a list of other instructional resources, a materials list, and comprehensive stitch map. Why canvas you might ask? It better supports the weight of these filled crewelwork stitches and is most similar to the type of fabric historically used for this style of embroidery. I wanted to offer an option customized just for this pattern—something comparably sturdy that I like stitching on myself— and am so pleased to be able to make it available to you for this sampler because I want to create things that are beautiful and useful; things that can earn their space in my home and yours.
Also, let’s just take a moment to savor the wonderfulness of having this whole pattern all set out on the fabric for you–no tracing! no ironing! Just stitching! HOORAY!
Pick up your own copy in my shop and check out a growing library of companion stitch tutorials right here. Have any special requests for stitches you’d like to learn about? I’m busy at work filming more and would be happy to push any requests to the top of my list!
P.S. Would you like to see KHG Arts patterns available at your local stitch shop? Be sure and let them know! I’ll be making printed copies of this sampler available for wholesale and am looking forward to making more designs available in print and kit form in the future!