Miniature Traditional Pirate Samplers by Lord Libidan

mini pirate cross stitch samplers by Lord Libidan (source:
mini pirate cross stitch samplers by Lord Libidan (source:

Title: Miniature Traditional Pirate Samplers
Date Completed: May 2018
Design: Lord Libidan
Count: 32
Canvas: Ecru
Colors: 8
Pop Culture: Pirates
Now that the new issue of Xstitch Mag is out I can finally show off a few of my recent pieces. The theme this quarter was ‘Heroes & Villans’, and I just just finished watching Black Flag, a pirate drama, and knew I had to do something with the idea.
As it turns out, Pirates were actually pretty nice people for the main part, and whilst they did steal, they were free men and freed slaves whenever they could. I wanted to look at the way that the East India Trading Company and pirates are often seen in contrary roles to how they actually were. To stitch them I decided on a period styled set of samplers, on ecru with limited pallettes. When looking through some reference material I saw the cutest little dolls house frames and the idea came to stitch them into doll house size. As a result I stitched on 32 count, which is by far the smallest count I’ve worked on so far.
You can pick up the pattern for both of these samplers in the newst issue of the Xstitch Mag, and if you’re interested I also have a companion piece for the mag on how close we are to a robot cross stitch artist.
Pirate cross stitch samplers by Lord Libidan

EIC Pirate Sampler cross stitch by Lord Libidan
Pirate Sampler cross stitch by Lord Libidan

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. CG

    I cannot find a way to actually access the pirate patterns or a way to purchase them. Could you please direct me to the product page?
    Thank you!

    1. LordLibidan

      That is the product page for the print copy of the magazine. If you scroll to the bottom of the page there should be an “Add to basket” button.
      Alternatively you can go here for the digital version.

  2. Jodi Armstrong

    I would like to make this pirate mini picture, could you tell me what issue it is in please?
    Thank you