Project: Needlepoint Sampler Pillow
Designer: Ruth L. Hatten
Type of needlework: Needlepoint
Comments: When I decided to start stitching near the end of August of 1995, this is the very first project that I have ever done. This is what started me on this new path. I stopped stitching for a while as my day job was just too demanding and I was also taking piano lessons at the time. Years went by without stitching but I finally came back to it because I had really enjoyed stitching back then and I guess the rest is history (big grin).
For this project all that was needed was a piece of canvas, some Paternayan Persian wool and a needle. The stitches I learned with this little pillow are: Spider Web, Continental, Cherckerboard, Reverse Smyrna, Straight Gobelin, Leviathan, Slanting Gobelin, Rice, Smyrna, Greek, Reverse Tent and Basketweave. I even did the finishing on this little pillow.