On the 1st of January myself and 60 other (and counting!) stitchers organised by Nicola from the Our Scarlett Letter Years Blog, started the incredible Mary Hurst Band Sampler as a group learning project. Nicola has very generously provided lots of photo tutorials on the various stitches on the FB page and group blog.
I didn't start until yesterday, when everyone was back at work and the house was finally clean and tidy after Christmas.
Mary Hurst 1661 Sampler by The Scarlet Letter
(original held in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, England)
Stitch Count approx. 112 x 598
36 count Zweigart Edinburgh Linen colour 'Sand'
Au ver a soie, soie d'alger silks as charted
Started 6th January 2015