Kristin Nicholas Design


EP-Circles Sampler Crewel Embroidery Pattern

My Circles Sampler Pillow Pattern is a modern take on an old-fashioned sampler. It is worked in Crewel Embroidery using wool thread and linen fabric. The design features 15 circles of varying sizes. Each circle is different - they are like miniature color and stitch studies. The design uses 26 different embroidery stitches. None of them are too difficult to learn. 

Twenty-six stitches are included. This project is designed to be an add-on project to my Craftsy Crewel Embroidery Class - Stitch It with Wool. Although I teach some of the basic stitches on Craftsy, in this pattern you will learn 12 exciting new stitches. There are complete and clear illustrations of How-To Stitch the 26 stitches needed.

This 26 page PDF pattern includes: 

•Complete how-to illustrations and words for each of the 26 stitches

•71 How-to illustrations

•Close-up photos of the 15 individual circles - it will be easy for you to re-create the design!

•A full-size photo design template to transfer to your fabric using tracing paper, light table, or Sulky transfer pens

•Complete listing of Appleton Crewel Wool Thread Colors Used

You can purchase a kit to make this pillow for $46.00 on the Embroidery Supplies Section of my website. Click on the photo of the pillow on the right side of the screen and it will take you to the order page. 

Please note: This pattern is a DIGITAL FILE. Shortly after you pay for your pattern, a file link will be e-mailed to you with instructions on how to download your digital pattern. The e-mail you use on your PayPal account is the address the file will be shipped to. If you do not receive the file links in 30 minutes, check your spam folder.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print this pattern.


You will need 100% linen fabric, 19 colors of Crewel Wool Thread, an embroidery hoop, a chenille needle, scissors, backing fabric, and regular stitching supplies. You can purchase a kit of the Crewel Wool Thread, linen and a needle here for $46.00.

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