CyberWorkshop Michelle Roberts' Essamplaire II-The Peace Sampler

Michelle Roberts has created a stunning sampler suitable for any skill level. For those who love unique stitches and wish to tailor the size, images, languages, colors, and threads on a sampler to their own taste, it is time for a sampler which has peace as its theme. An ancient icon, the claddagh (hands holding a heart) surmounts the design. Each corner bears clasped hands. Olive branches grow out of the hands. Butterflies flit from one olive branch to another.

The word "Peace" is spelled out and charted in 21 languages. Students choose the languages in order to personalize their samplers. The sampler as shown uses 25 unique stitches and techniques from many nations of the world. Variations on these stitches, plus a few additional stitches for substitutions, are included in the text.

A bit of history: The first online ANG online correspondence course in 1996 was Essamplaire I, a band sampler which introduced 24 unique stitches. Essamplaire II is the companion piece for the first sampler!

The model was stitched in pearl cotton and floche on Congress cloth and measures 6" x 12". Students are urged to support their local needlework shops and investigate new threads and interesting colors!

Registration will be from March 1, 2017 to April 30, 2017. The class will start July 1, 2017 and lasts 6 months.

Level: Suitable for all levels
Time: Six Months
Design Size: 6" x 12" or 8" x 16"
Size of Canvas/Ground: Congress cloth or #18 Mono canvas

Schedule for Posting of Lessons:

Lessons Will Be Posted: July 1st, August 1st, September 1st, November 1st, and December 1st.

The Cyber chat list will be available until the end of the month.


ANG CyberWorkshops are conducted electronically with an experienced teacher.

The "classroom" for the ANG CyberWorkshop is a dedicated Yahoo group where the lessons will be posted and students can post questions and comments about the class. In addition, the teacher may post visual aids (stitched samples, expanded charts, etc.). There will not be a critique at the end of the workshop. The only items that will be mailed are required or optional kits. Printed copies of the instructions will not be available either in print or via email. Students may access the Yahoo Group and print out instructions for their own use.

The Yahoo group will be created after registration closes. The amount of traffic on the Yahoo group varies throughout the class. At the beginning of the class, students can expect to receive more than a dozen messages on some days. As the class continues, there are usually significantly fewer messages. Because the class lessons will be posted to a Yahoo group, students participating in an ANG CyberWorkshop must have a Yahoo account (free).

You will be getting e-mail from the teacher, the angel, and other students in the class. You may not recognize the e-mail addresses from which the messages have been sent, but all will have a subject line that clearly identifies the message as being part of the CyberWorkshop. DO NOT put blocks on any of these addresses. If you do not wish to receive the CyberWorkshop messages at your regular address, please set up a separate account at one of the free Web-based e-mail services, and make sure that the Class Angel has that address.


Prices for This CyberWorkshop:

US Members:

Class fees and course instructions (posted to a Yahoo Group): $85.00

Canadian Members:

Class fees and course instructions (posted to a Yahoo Group): $85.00

International Members:

Class fees and course instructions (posted to a Yahoo Group): $85.00

You can pay by (using your credit card), check (made out to ANG), or Master Card or Visa (sent by postal mail or fax)

All payments are final.

You must be an ANG member to participate. Please include your membership number when registering for the class. If you are mailing in your registration, a copy of the mailing label from your most recent copy of Needle Pointers should be included, if possible. If you are not a brand-new member, please contact the Membership Office to find out your number.

If you are not currently an ANG member and wish to participate in this CyberWorkshop, you can join ANG. You may include payment for membership using any of the payment methods below, and the form at Join ANG.

Brand-new members: If paying for your new ANG membership by, once you've added a membership to your shopping cart, please return to this page, enter "00000" as your membership number, and add the CyberWorkshop to your cart. If you will be paying for your new ANG membership in some other way, please insert "NEW MEMBER" in the ANG Membership Number box on the CyberWorkshop Registration Printout Form (link is below).

You will receive an e-mail from the Class Angel after your registration is processed. If you have not heard from the Angel within 14 days of mailing or faxing your registration form, send an email to the Class Angel.

If you have questions about the class or registration, send an email to the Class Angel Kristi Herbrand.

Registration Process:

  • To pay by credit card using, use the link below. You do not need to mail or fax a filled-out Registration Form if you pay via The Registrar will receive your registration information directly from ( accepts all major credit cards or allows you to transfer funds from your bank account.)
  • Click here if you are paying using Your username is the email address ANG has on file for you and if you do not know your username or password, you can retrieve it on the first page of the process.

Please note that postage differs for U.S. and International Members. Please select the correct payment section according to your shipping address.

  • If you are not paying by, please print out the Registration Form. Fill out the form, indicating your payment method. Then use one of our mail-in payment options:
    • To pay by check, mail your filled-out registration form to the address below and include your check made out to ANG. Please include your ANG membership number on your check.
    • To pay by credit card directly to ANG (ANG accepts MasterCard or Visa), mail your filled-out registration form and payment information to the address below, or fax them to the fax number below.
    • Click here for the form.

ANG CyberWorkshop
2424 American Lane
Madison, WI  53704-3102
Fax: 608-443-2474

Your completed registration form and check or credit card information must be postmarked or faxed, purchase must be made, by April 30, 2017.