Another Canvaswork Sampler

Canvaswork designed for Mam

Canvaswork Spectacle Case Sampler

The Other Side

The Other Side Of The Spectacle Case Sampler

Strictly speaking, this isn’t one of mine. My mother stitched this, but she asked me to design it for her after she saw the stripy sampler.

It uses the same principle of plain soft embroidery cotton and matching Wildflowers and Watercolours threads. This time, though, instead of straight stripes, the stripes were V-shaped.

It was rather more complicated and time-consuming, but it must have been a success because it is still in use and I had to sneak it from her handbag for the  photograph!

It did teach me, however, that designs should be planned with their final use in mind. This looked much better as a flat panel than it does as a spectacle case!


  1. Janice says:

    It is gorgeous. Well done to both of you. I adore the Caron Wildflowers and Watercolours threads. 🙂

  2. Joei says:

    Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. I’ll watch with interest as your Gold Work progresses.

  3. Lady Fi says:

    What a wonderful design – colourful and geometric. It would look great in a bigger version on a wall somewhere…