I am really enjoying this sampler as there are so many different stitches and colours of DMC threads used to make it. Thank goodness I have two complete sets of DMC embroidery threads. I should have sewn the dark blue inner lines before I started, but as usual did not read the instruction properly! so had to add them after starting the work. The lines were made with six strands of DMC blue laid across the work and sewn down with four stands in tent stitch, so really stand out. The majority of the rest of the sampler is worked with four strands.