30 ct Parchment (Legacy) with Soie d'Alger
In Band 4, I'm taking some liberties with the directions, which are to fill everything with vertical counted satin stitches. (The 4-thread ranks of stitches in the flower petals are part of the original sampler.) I'm horrified at the idea of two-inch-long floating stitches in the pansy stem and have substituted fishbone stitch, then had it separate and turn the corner into satin at the bottom. I wish I could find a good picture of the original sampler, but the Fitzwilliam Museum doesn't have one available online.
Now for the question...for the experienced sampler stitchers, when you're starting from a chart rather than a kit, how do you estimate how much floss you will need?
I guessed okay on most, have a couple of extra skeins I won't need, and am short on three. Turns out that two of them are used to solidly fill some background areas, which I didn't notice on the chart photo and are not drawn on the chart, only given in the line-by-line directions. (Yes, I am one of those people who carefully reads the directions only after I get in trouble.)
Many, many, MANY thanks to Nicola and to sewandso.co.uk for the discount offer on silk threads - very timely and much appreciated!