Three more free patterns for your Band Sampler today!

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The first is by Nicole McReavy, Communications Director for EAC:  “Stitch this easy blackwork design using one thread. Mix it up using colour. This pattern can be easily repeated to fill the width of your sampler.”

This second line for your band sampler comes from Linda Brenner – the very talented Youth Embroiderers Director for EAC.  

Linda says: “I love Celtic patterns and chose the intertwining ribbon for the top and bottom of my band. And of course, the best flower to go with the Celtic ribbons are thistles in my favourite colour. This is appropriate because both sides of my family originally came from Scotland.” 

Rows A,D     702 — Kelly Green
Rows B,C      552 — Violet MD

Use 2 strands for cross stitches, 1 strand for back stitches

Last but certainly not least here is the third band sampler line for today provided by June Barry, the Atlantic Central Regional Director for EAC.
Each square=2 threads

“I found this written on a piece of paper with my mother’s needlework supplies and it really spoke to me.  I have wanted to stitch it for a long time, so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it as my contribution to this sampler. If I was stitching it as a band of a larger sampler, I would stitch a dividing band above and below it using a long-armed cross stitch, Smyrna crosses or even regular cross stitches.” 

– June Barry, Atlantic Central Regional Director

We hope that you will enjoy these newest additions to the Meet the Board Band Sampler and that you will check back in two weeks for the next installment!  

Happy Stitching!


  1. Would love to hear from anyone who has started stitching this!

  2. very beautiful patterns. I am fond of the celtic pattern.


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