I’m offering two different *free* sampler SALs: one is a cross-stitch tile design, the other is inspired by medieval Egyptian blackwork. Each has weekly installments, running for about nine months.

### Cross-Stitch Tiles SAL

A preliminary file introducing and explaining the SAL, including templates and border options, is available: click here. A PDF offering alternative border options and small projects using the sampler squares is also available: click here. The pattern for the first square in a 36-square sampler was posted on Saturday, Sept. 24. Each remaining square is then posted weekly, every Saturday. Depending on the border option you choose, the stitch count for the finished design will range from 209×209 to 219×219. There is a Facebook group for this SAL, offering additional designs and tips. Weekly releases will be linked below as they are made available.

Square 1 / Square 2 / Square 3 / Square 4 / Square 5 / Square 6 / Square 7 / Square 8 / Square 8 Alternative / Square 9 / Square 10 / Square 11 / Square 12 / Square 13 / Square 14 / Square 15 / Square 16 / Square 17 / Square 18 / Square 19 / Square 20 / Square 21 / Square 22 / Square 23 / Square 24 / Square 25 / Square 26 / Square 27 / Square 28 / Square 29 / Square 30 / Square 31 / Square 32 / Square 33 / Square 34 / Square 35 / Square 36

### Egyptian Blackwork SAL

A preliminary file introducing and explaining the SAL, including templates and border options, is available: click here. A PDF offering alternative border options and small projects using the sampler squares is also available: click here. The pattern for the first square in a 36-square sampler was posted on Saturday, Sept. 24. Each remaining square is then posted weekly, every Saturday. Depending on the border option you choose (for each square and for the sampler as a whole), the stitch count for the finished design will range from 149×149 to 172×172. There is a Facebook group for this SAL, offering additional designs and tips. Weekly releases will be linked below as they are made available.

Square 1 / Square 2 / Square 3 / Square 4 / Square 5 / Square 6 / Square 7 / Square 8 / Square 9 / Square 10 / Square 11 / Square 12 / Square 13 / Square 14 / Square 15 / Square 16 / Square 17 / Square 18 / Square 19 / Square 20 / Square 21 / Square 22 / Square 23 / Square 24 / Square 25 / Square 26 / Square 27 / Square 28 / Square 29 / Square 30 / Square 31 / Square 32 / Square 33 / Square 34 / Square 35 / Square 36