Alphabet Samplings Book
This book of 16 stitched pages features a floral bouquet, twelve alphabets, and a page of numerals. The book is adapted from an antique 'souvenir' book dated 1895. The original book cover is silk, and the pages are canvas stitched with wool threads. For my adaptation, I used linen for the pages and stitched with overdyed silk threads. The model was stitched on 36-count Light Sand linen from Zweigart using overdyed silk thread from Hand Dyed Fibers. DMC substitutions are provided, or you may chose your own thread colors. Stitches used: Algerian eye, backstitch, cross, double running, rice, and smyrna cross stitch Stitching directions, charts, stitch diagrams, and detailed assembly instructions are included.