Dropcloth Samplers, all based on original drawings by artist Rebecca Rinquist, are ready to hoop and stitch. Each includes simple instructions, founded on the notion that embroidery need not be so uptight, but may be improvised for relaxation and to beautiful effect.
The Orginal Sampler provides a great introduction to embroidery and, when completed, serves as a visual record of over 20 stitches. Instead of having a book and a scrap of fabric, this sampler combines the two! The finished piece measures 10” x 12”.
If you'd like online video support that demonstrates every stitch, Rebecca Rinquist has an excellent "Stitch-a-Day" series on the Creativebug platform. You can get a free 30-day trial to try Creativebug, or if you have an Ann Arbor District Library Card, you can get unlimited access to all Creativebug videos by going here to link your AADL card to a Creativebug account.
What's next? Try the Sequel Sampler!