Northern Shield Sampler from the Canadian Journey Series. Canoe across a placid, sparkling lake as moose and bear observe. Later on, back at the cabin, stitch this lovely tribute to the North. The sampler contains 37 bands, done in a palette of DMC and over-dyed silks. Many “specialty” stitches are used – there are diagrams and written instructions for all of them, making this design approachable – if you have patience (and Google), your initial skill level with specialty stitches will not be important.
Each band is described both in terms of how to execute the stitches, and in its significance or symbolism to the sampler as a whole. Jeannette includes wonderfully interesting tidbits of science, history and lore behind each subject. You will feel the majesty of the northland as you “head north to the cottage” in this wonderful sampler.
Designed by Jeannette Douglas, © 2000.
Supplies Needed to Stitch “Northern Shield Sampler”
Stitched on 28 count Natural Brown linen from Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
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There are no known corrections to this pattern. If you suspect an error, please contact Jeannette Douglas.