“EH is done almost entirely in double running stitch. There are a few eyelets and I changed the trellis stitch portions to satin because I liked the effect. I think it gives a more solid look to the piece. I tried the trellis but in some of the teeny tiny areas it just didn’t look right. I usually don’t change anything on a reproduction but I felt this was needed here .
I ran out of thread and I am not sure if it was because of the switch to satin or not so if anyone is doing this sampler make sure you have extra thread available. The bands were not charted across the whole width and I had to do some redrawing and calculating to make them work – another thing to be aware of. I am really pleased with this piece and even though it has only 4 colors I believe it works really well.”