Dropcloth Samplers is a line of hand-drawn embroidery samplers, printed and ready for you to jump in and start stitching right away. Each pattern is hand drawn by Rebecca Ringquist in her Portland, Oregon studio, and printed for you to embroider with your own color and thread choices. We like to describe them as coloring book pages for embroidery- there's no preparation necessary- they arrive ready to stitch. The first two samplers, Original and Sequel, were designed with the stitch names printed right on the cloth. You stitch as you learn, creating a lasting reference for all future embroidery projects. Two workshops were filmed based on these samplers, so you can stitch along with the sampler's designer, Rebecca Ringquist. Click here to take the workshops. Other designs offer less guidance, encouraging you to make decisions as you go, choosing colors and threads that suit your own tastes.
For inspiration and to add your own stitched samplers to the pool, visit us on Instagram @dropcloth, and add your stitches using hashtag #dropclothsamplers
Color Wheel Sampler
I designed this Color Wheel Sampler with twelve different stitches- one for each segment of the wheel. Pick out twelve co-ordinating colors and you'll be on your way. Your finished sampler will serve as a great reference for future projects. Printed Sampler is approximately 7" x 9". Click HERE to purchase.
Red Stripe Sampler
The Red Stripe sampler was inspired by a sketchbook doodle, hand painted in my Portland studio, and then stitched as part of an instagram stitch-a-long in the summer of 2016. There are tons of great examples of this one on instagram, if you search #redstripesampler Purchase the Red Stripe Sampler here.
Once you've finished the Original Sampler, you're ready for the Sequel. Each of these fifteen stitches are also clearly marked, serving as a teaching tool, and later as a reference for your future embroidery projects. Work on your own or with the Creativebug Workshop based on this design. Click HERE to purchase the sampler.
This sampler is jam packed with swirls and plumes, pre-printed and ready for you to hoop and stitch. We stitched the example with lots of back stitch, chain stitch, running stitch and french knots. You can choose your own stitches and colors as you go. Click HERE to purchase the sampler.
Summer Lines Sampler
This sampler is made up of stripes of stitches. We used running stitch, coral knots, sheaf stitch, chain stitch, couching, and more. What stitches will you choose? What colors will you use? This one is open to interpretation in both stitch and thread choice. Click HERE to purchase the sampler.
This sampler was inspired by a poem by Mary Oliver. Pick out your favorite colors and stitch this in your choice of stitches. Click HERE to purchase.
This design comes printed on yellow fabric, full of flowers, starbursts, and other reminders of the summer sun. We stitched ours in the dead of winter when sunshine was desperately needed. Click HERE to order.