The range of stitches used in embroidery has developed over the many thousands of years women have been embellishing cloth with thread. Flat, chained, looped, knotted and couched stitches, pulled work, drawn work, the variety of styles and ingenuity of our ancestors was endless. The Speciality Stitch Collections aims to preserve this heritage by teaching the beginner and challenging the expert.

Sampler collection / Collection marquoirs

Paris in the Sprintime

This band sampler sampler, celebrates springtime in one of the most beautiful cities in the world -- Paris. Its small size makes it quick and easy to stitch.

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Sampler collection / Collection marquoirs

French Fancy

A set of 3 beautiful biscornus featuring a variety of speciality stitches.

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Sampler collection / Collection marquoirs

Beginner's Drawn Threadwork

With a few simple stitches and just two colours of thread this beginners cutwork sampler is a wonderful introduction to this fascinating form of embroidery.

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Sampler collection / Collection marquoirs

Wintertide

This beautiful design is reminiscent of tumbling snowflakes and shiny icicles on crisp winter mornings.

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