My “Sampler”

In the meantime I worked a lot of samplers - pattern cloths, pattern-pillows, pattern-table-runners.

My pattern room

Mein Musterzimmer
But whenever I think of “my sampler”, I think of that first and largest one. While working on it, I considered regis­tering it in the Guinness book of records. Had any single person, besides me, embroidered 321 different Satin stitch and Square Eyelet patterns on an area of 1.70 m X 2.70 m, taking a total of 1450 embroidery hours?

My pattern squares

Meine Muster­quadrate
Each of the squares of my sampler measures 10 cm X 10 cm. Because the cloth was so wide and long, ironing was very difficult. The sampler was finished by making it into a quilt including a fleece inner layer and a backing. Finally, it was quilted by machine.

My sampler

Mein Mustertuch
If one considers that a full-time job is generally calculated at 40 hours per week, I had taken more than 36 weeks, or three quarters of a year, full-time work to complete my sampler. And I really do not work slowly!

However, it took me three years of inter­mittent work to complete the finishing process.

My patterns

Meine Muster
The sampler was worked on even-weave linen with a 14 per cm thread count. All patterns are Limet patterns meaning that every fourth fabric thread is withdrawn both lengthwise and crosswise.

Contact

Luzine Happel
Am Schindeleich 43
37269 Eschwege
Deutschland

Telefon: 05651-32233

Website: www.luzine-happel.de
E-Mail: leuchtbergverlag@aol.com