Ref 9 samples a and b Page 10 samples c and d
Page 11 samples e and f Page 12 samples g and h
Page 13 samples i and j Page 14 samples k and l
The next set of samples was done with loosening the spool to allow threads to show through and with placing perle threads in spool. The sample on page 15m) shows the degrees of loosening the spool tension.
Page 15 samples m and n Page 16 o and p
Page 17 samples q and r Page 18 samples s and t
Page 19 samples u
Making the stitch samples was a harder exercise than I anticipated. Vary the length and width while sewing proved difficult in keeping ones eye on direction!!! If I tried to pause between varying width or length the piece tended to look bumpy! I didn't seem to get the differential in stitch widths that was shown in manual and am unsure why this is the case.
I have mounted samples so that I can look at the back of each piece as in some instances the back was as interesting as the 'front'. Most of the samples would have improved if I had used more double thickness of fabric, however, I told myself the samples would look better once pressed and just kept going!!
When starting to do the columns I felt I needed to take careful note of texture patterns in my animal collection before hurrying ahead with samples. This would help me compare drawings and stitches from the 4 inch samples more closely.