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As promised, now you can make your own Will + Kate sampler...
If you've never done cross stitch before, don't be scared! It's very easy, and a lovely relaxing way to spend an evening. This isn't a full "how to" post, but I'm sure there are lots of cross stitch tutorials online to help you get started.
To make this design you will need...
White 14 count aida fabric
A 5 inch embroidery hoop (the pattern is designed so it can be displayed in the hoop once you've finished)
Assorted colours of stranded embroidery thread (floss) - I used purple, bright pink, candyfloss pink, light turquoise and gold for the rings and crown. I used half the number of strands (e.g. 3 strands of 6 strand thread).
A needle and scissors
.... plus the chart:
(Click once on the image to view it, and click again to view it full size - it's quite large so you can print it out at the size that suits you best)
I've drawn the chart in colour but you can of course print it out in black and white if you prefer. Just colour the design in with coloured pencils if you want to mark your chosen colours on your copy.
This pattern is for non commercial use only: you can use it for as many samplers as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Thanks!