Friday 25 March 2011

DIY Royal Wedding Cross Stitch Sampler

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments about my book news! You guys are awesome xxx

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!
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Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Lovely idea! Can just see this being a nice gift, too, for any bride-to-be at her shower!

Unknown said...

ohh i love it!

Anonymous said...

Cute sampler Laura ;)
I love a spot of cross stitching myself - very soothing of an evening!
I was recently stitching to a deadline though as I had designed a new baby sampler for a dear friend. It was a hurry to get it finished for the baby's arrival, and not for his first birthday. (which has happened before for other friends!)
Hugs, Ruth S

xxMarit said...

tham tham tha-tham, it's really cute, but i don't get the popularity for Kate and Will, maby it's because i come from the Netherlands :D
xxMarit said...

I'll admit it... I'm wedding obsessed and have been having a blast following their choices. I'm totally swept up in the Royal Wedding. Your pattern is FABULOUS and really pretty! Thanks so much!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh I love this!!! I tought myself to cross stitch 3 weeks ago in anticipate of all things British. I am working on a couple of royal wedding projects, this is divine.

Found your project via One Pretty Thing.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Okay, I just finished my sampler, I posted about it here! Thank you again !!!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Hi Lupin, just replying to your kind comment. No problem at all about posting a photo, it would be an honour. Thank you again for sharing this wonderful sampler. Best, KJ

Kathy Voelker M. said...

chatted about this on my blog :)