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Sampler for new grandchild's birth?

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EllenT Mon 04-Jul-16 18:07:45

Can anyone suggest a source for a simple sampler, ideally as a kit, to sew for the birth of DD's first babe, expected in November? I am no sort of needlewoman but reasonably patient and persistent. If I start soonish I might even get it done in time - though there is a rather complicated cushion cover tapestry one-third completed lurking in the back of the wardrobe...

ninathenana Mon 04-Jul-16 18:12:18

I've just had a quick look on Amazon under needle work sampler kits.
They have several which seem to be of varying difficulty.
Sorry can't do a link from my phone.

tanith Mon 04-Jul-16 18:45:29

Hobbycraft have large selection of this type of work..

Crafting Mon 04-Jul-16 19:38:35

Have you thought of cross stitch. Easier to do and can be bought any size ( if it's needed for November, buy a small one). Hope you find what you are looking for. Lovely idea

Anniebach Mon 04-Jul-16 19:45:06

Do look at Sewandso, I buy most of my stuff from them , so many cross stitch kits and some lovely new baby samplers , good luck

EllenT Mon 04-Jul-16 22:24:32

Thanks for all the good ideas - will have a browse. Cross stitch looks to be manageable.

aggie Wed 06-Jul-16 09:27:45

My DD3 used to do cross stitch samplers to order for Babies birth ,they were gorgeous and kept her in pocket money. she now has three wee ones and no time to do them samplers sad

Nelliemoser Wed 06-Jul-16 23:22:52

It is a lovely idea if you have the skill and the patience. Go for it.

Mumsy Thu 07-Jul-16 07:25:48

Find a poem / picture on the internet print it off and transfer the picture to some canvas by using tracing paper then embroider in basic back or chain stitch, get a nice frame and you have a very personal sampler. I did a poem like this for my son and his wife for their wedding. (Im hopeless at cross stitch!)

chelseababy Thu 07-Jul-16 07:39:19

If you want to see them "in the flesh" John Lewis have some good ones. I got one for my nephew's wedding from there.

BBbevan Thu 07-Jul-16 08:38:53

I bought some cross-stitch canvas and drew various things on it. Name, birthstone, flower, astrological sign.etc. It was a huge hit with the parents as it was so personal to the child.

EllenT Thu 07-Jul-16 15:49:51

Thanks again for all suggestions. Having zero design skills as well as having been the last in my housework class to finish her embroidered pyjama case, I'll think I'll go to John Lewis and see what looks within my scope. Do pyjama cases even still exist? And I guess sewing classes for girls have long gone - I'm remembering back to the mid-60s and it seems archaic even for that era.