Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Subversive Sampler

Project: Subversive Sampler
Started: 28.06.09
Finished: 30.06.09

Design: Short and Sweet by Maria Diaz (from Cross Stitcher Magazine April 2009)
Materials: 28-count Jobelan in grey, various DMC flosses, Gutermann seed beads in cream

As a fan of samplers anyway, I couldn’t resist this modern twist on a traditional design – the subversive sampler! I changed the colour scheme slightly from the magazine recommendations, using flosses that I had to hand and that complemented each other and the fabric well, and added a few cream seed beads in the border. The idea was to make it look pretty and delicate till you realise the lettering spells “Bothered”, which makes it a little punchier. I think this one might go on my desk at work as my colleagues have a sense of humour and I return to work after ten months of maternity leave in another two weeks!


wendy said...

love it!

Linda said...

So appropriate. Gorgeous colours too.

rkdsign88 said...

Beautiful work, and lovely colors combination.

Kell said...

Thank you - I think I'm going to give it to one of my colleagues as I have plans to make another one for myself of my own design reading "Go Away!" in lots of different languages. LOL!

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