For this little sampler I took inspiration from French country samplers. I love the simplicity of the little red school house samplers stitched by many a needle craft student. These samplers would often be adorned with decorative stitches and borders, animals, or the name or initials of the maker. On my pattern I designed a rather proud rooster showing off his beautiful feathers. He’s stitched on a backdrop of little flowers, with a full alphabet on the left hand side.
This pattern measures 57 crosses in height and 96 in width. Stitched over two threads, your finished piece should measure approximately 3 5/8” by 6” (9cm by 15cm). I stitched the example shown on Platinum linen.