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This listing is for a PDF pattern, instantly downloadable after purchase, so you can start stitching right away!

Letters from the North is a series of Scandinavian style cross-stitch samplers, of which this is the first. Fascinated by their simplicity and geometric abstraction I began designing my own samplers with a distinct folk aesthetic.

I found a beautiful selection of crowns that formed the basis of the decoration at the bottom of this sampler. Both American and Danish samplers inspired the alphabets.

Although I have opted for a monochrome red sampler, you can choose any colour or a mixture of your favourite colours. You can see my initials at the bottom of the sampler – please change them to yours and the year of creation using the alphabets provided. You will notice that in all three alphabets the letter “J” is missing, as is the letter “U” in the top one. Historically, the letter “I” would substitute for the “J”, and the “V” would be used instead of a “U”.

This sampler measures 164 stitches in height by 96 stitches width. Stitched over two threads on 32 count linen, this pattern measures approximately 10 1/4” by 6” (26 by 15cm).

Make sure to check out my shop to discover some high quality embroidery threads and fine linens.

All my patterns are available as high quality PDF files. To open these files you will need Adobe Reader, which you can download here for free: http://get.adobe.com/reader

If you have any questions about this item or my shop, don't hesitate to contact me! I love hearing from you. Also check out my website http://www.modernfolkembroidery.com

- Jacob

Letters from the North, No. 1 - Instant Download PDF Cross Stitch Embroidery Pattern



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  • Craft type: Cross stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Plastic canvas
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