The Little Sampler Pot with Jane Carroll

Little Sample Pot, Jane Carroll

Ōtepoti Dunedin Embroidery School 2021

20 & 21 March, 2021


Inspired by the motifs from a 1666 sampler featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), this little pot (80mm diameter; height 70mm) is lined with dupion silk and features many different stitches and techniques. Some will be well known to stitchers, and others are more unusual and not often seen on modern designs.

All the stitches used in the design will be covered in class, but the project will probably not be fully completed within the two-day time frame.

The embroiderer will also use a range of different weight silk threads in plain and variegated colours on overdyed 28 count linen. These, combined with the use of different stitches create texture and light within the motif’s structure. The construction aspect of the project will be outlined in class and full notes given.

Choices of linen (colour) and silks are available to personalise your project.

Kit Cost:
Part kit (Linen, silk threads and comprehensive class notes) $49.55
Full Kit (Linen, silks threads, comprehensive class notes and all lining and construction materials) $70.55

Tutor Profile:
An embroidery class at high school started a love of stitching that has spanned decades and Jane has been a member of the Otago Embroiderers’ guild for over 25 years. She has tutored a number of classes including Hardanger, Colbert, Drawn and Cut Thread, and Needle Weaving, as well as Stumpwork. Jane especially enjoys learning about traditional techniques and finding new ways to apply them in modern and interesting projects.

Class Enrolment $110.00

Venue: Otago Girls High School, Dunedin