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"Spirit of Christmas"- Set 1
The models are stitched on a 40 ct. Summer Khaki , Newcastle Linen by Silkweaver/Zweigart.
Stitch count: 58w x 58h. I used a Fat Quarter (18x26) for all the 8 ornaments.
Threads used: Gentle Art- Schoolhouse Red, Wheatfields, Cucumber ,Freedom and Apple Cider. DMC equivalent: 815, 3045, 520, 930, 167.
Other DMC needed: 310, 3865 and 162.
162 is only for Set 2.
1. "Susanna Lynch 1862". The model is stitched on 40 Vintage Meadow Rue by Lakeside Linen. Other fabric option : Straw by Weeks Dye Works
Total stitch count: 219w x 264h.
Threads by Gentle Art: 2 skeins each of Buckeye Scarlet, Burlap and Ragdoll. All others, 1 skein each of Gold Leaf, Harvest Basket, Rhubarb, Raven, Cinnamon, Ruby Slipper, Avocado, Piney Woods, Faded Rose, French Lilac, Chives and Apple Cider. A DMC conversion is provided.
Photo above is of the original sampler.
2. S.L. 1862- Small Sampler. This is available as a separate chart if you choose not to stitch the whole sampler.
The model is stitched on a 32 ct., Straw by Weeks Dye Works.
Total stitch count: 191w x 91h
11-7/8" x 5-5/8" finished size.
Threads by Gentle Art -Wool: Avocado, Buckeye Scarlet, Gold Leaf, Cinnamon, Copper, Harvest Basket, Cidermill Brown, Parchment, Raven, Chives, Piney Woods, Ruby Slipper and Rag Doll. You can use the equivalent overdyed threads with the same thread name.
4. "A.S. Sampler"- Circa 1890. The model is stitched on a 40 ct. Gold Sand by xJudesign. Other suggested fabric: Linen or Light Khaki by Weeks Dye Works or any Light beige color.
Total stitch count: 242w x 252h
Threads: Your choice of color, approximately 5 skeins on 40 ct., and 1 skein each of DMC 312, 422, 3052 and 3740.
Photo is of the original sampler.
"Nevermore". New Release now available at your Local Needlework Store as of Oct. 1, 2018
The model is stitched on a 40ct.(13" x 17") Feldspar by Picture This Plus.
Total stitch count: 161w x 235h
Threads: Gentle Arts: 2 skeins Blackboard, 2 Cast Iron Skillet, 1 Lagoon
Weeks Dye Works: 1 each Gunmetal, Pecan, Straw, and Cocoa
1 skein of Slug Bug by Silk N Colors; The Thread Gatherer
Thread Conversion/ Substitute:
The following list of threads can be used as a substitute to what was used on the model.
Blackboard and Cast Iron Skillet = DMC 310
Slug Bug= DMC 4000 Espresso Color Variations
Gunmetal= DMC 3799
Pecan= DMC 434
Straw= DMC 437
Cocoa= DMC 3781
Lagoon= No DMC match (Dark Teal). Recommend: DMC 924 or 413 to give the same effect.
Other suggestions in place of Slug Bug: Caterpillar by Classic Colorworks, Grape Vine by Weeks Dye Works. Both have the Brown variegations. The Slug Bug variegation is from Brown hues to Dark Gray. Feel free to choose your choice of colors.
"Sirena" is a new Summer release.
The model is stitched on 40 ct.,Alchemy by Picture This Plus.
Total stitch count: 127w x 100h
Materials: DMC 168, 729, 839, 841, 842, 930,931, 3021. Weeks Dye Works: Saltwater Taffy, Graphite, Ocean, Blackboard, Capri, Bullfrog, and Grapefuit. Kreinik BF 044 (50M)Blending Filament or #4 or use the #8 for lower count fabric, Mill Hill AGS Bead 03035 (Royal Green).
See "News" section for notes, and correction on the Floss list.
1. "Holiday Quaker". The model is stitched on a 40 count Dapple by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 263w x 180 (13-1/8" x 9").
Threads used by Gentle Arts : Cucumber (2), Blue Spruce, Claret, Gold Leaf, Country Redwood, Acorn, and Raven.
DMC: 310, 645, 738, 932, 3755, 3820, and B5200. You will need 2 skeins of Cucumber and Blue Spruce if this is going to be stitched on a lower count fabric.
A "Merry Christmas" chart is included as an alternate to the "Happy Holidays" on the design. Stitch the motifs to make ornaments. See pictures below.
2. "Bless Us". The model is stitched on 40 count Burch by Newcastle Linen. Total stitch count is 180w x 129h.
Floss used: DMC 3371, Classic Colorworks: English Ivy(DMC936), Little House Brown(3861), Stepping Stone(3032), Bing Cherry(814), Eve's Leaves(3053), Weeping Willow(3052),Blacksmith Blue(930), Queen Bee(3821), Honeycomb (3820), Catterpillar(3031 with 3371) and Razzleberry (902).
DMC equivalent in Parenthesis.
3. "Dinah's Garden- Strawberry"
The model is stitched on a 40 count Espresso by R&R Reproductions. Total stitch count: 102w x 93h (5" x 4-5/8") Threads used are by Classic Colorworks: Cherry Cobbler, Hickory Sticks, Sunkissed, Mossy, 12 Grain or DMC White, Colonial Rose, Queen Bee and Olive Branch.
One skein each will be enough to stitch the "Strawberry", "Blueberry", and "Grow A Garden" which are a part of the series. If they will be stitched on a lower count fabric, you will need 2 each of Mossy and English Ivy. See thread list for each design.
4. "Dinah's Garden- Blueberry". The model is stitched on a 40 count Espresso by R&R Reproductions. Total stitch count:103 x 93.
Threads are by Classic Colorworks: Cherry Cobbler, Hickory Stitcks, Sunkissed, English Ivy, Weeping Willow, 12Grain or DMC White, Queen Bee, Betty Bluebell, Blacksmith Blue and Morning Glory.
5. "Grow A Garden". The model is stitchd on a 40 count Espresso by R&R Reproductions. Total stitch count: 102w x 98h.
Threads are Classic Colorworks : Cherry Cobbler, Hickory Sticks, Sunkissed, English Ivy, Mossy, 12 Grain or DMC White, Finley Gold, Morning Glory, Blacksmith Blue, Chili Pepper, Persimmon, Cocoa Bean and DMC 3371.
"Halloween Quaker" is a new release for September! As of 9/19,the charts have been shipped or are on their way to your Local Needlework Store. Halloween Quaker is stitched on a 40 count, Murky by Picture This Plus.
Total stitch count: 261w x 180h.
Floss by Classic Colorworks: Bamboo, Lobster Claw, Honeycomb, Blackbird (2skeins), Smoke, Black Coffee (2skeins), Rainy Day, Frogs Legs, Sassy Brass, and DMC 310
You will need 3-4 skeins of Blackbird, Black Coffee,2 skeins of Smoke and DMC310 when you stitch this with 2 strands over 2 fabric threads for lower count fabric e.g. 30, 14,etc. Stitches are full cross stitches, a few backstitches.
See "News" section for DMC conversion and other notes on this sampler.
"On Friendship". The model is stitched on a 40ct., Fog by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 119w x 102h. Floss used are DMC 310,372,640,834,3021,3773,3841, 712 or use Wisper 88, Gentle Arts Shaker Brethren Blue, Baby Spinach, and Rose Gardern. DMC 3768, 7050, 7068 equivalent to the Gentle Arts floss.
Item No. 0116
"Gathering Acorns". The model is stitched on a 14count Cashel, Vintage Country Mocha. Total stitch count is 93w x 90h. (6-5/8" x 6-3/8" on a 14 ct. fabric). Floss used: DMC 3021, Gentle Arts Sampler: Old Covered Bridge (2 needed), Buckeye Scarlet,Maple Syrup,GA Shaker: Autumn Leaves (2 needed), Portabella and Toffee. 1 Skein each except where 2 is indicated.
"Barefoot Days- Summer" is stitched on a 40 count, Fog by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 46w x 109h for one slipper. Floss used are by DMC: White, 150, 472, 581, 598, 726, 830, 930, 3023, 3051, 3787, and 3864. Stitch used are cross stitch and backstitches. Finishing instructions are included with the chart.
Soon to be available at your Local Needlework Store.
"Bee Sampler" is a Quaker inspired sampler with a bee theme and a perfect companion to "Save The Bees". The sampler is stitched on a 40 count, color Mello by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 188w x 84h. Floss used are Kohl by Weeks Dye Works, Mustard Seed and Sunflower by Gentle Arts. DMC equivalent are 310, 832 and 972 respectively.
"Save The Bees" is stitched on a 40 count, Mello color by Picture This Plus. Total stitch count is 167w x 166h or 8-1/4" x 8-1/4" using a 40 ct. fabric.
Floss used are 3 skeins of Kohl by Weeks Dye Works, 1 skein each of the following:GA Sampler, Blueberry, Poppy, GA Shaker; Mustard Seed, Baby Spinach and Sunflower. DMC equivalent are 310, 161, 956, 832, 936 and 972 respectively.
"Welcome Spring" is stitched on a 36count, color Sand, Edinborough Linen. Total stitch count is 165w x 81h or 9-1/8" x 4-1/2" on a 36 or 18 count fabric. Floss used are 1 skein each of Gentle Arts Sampler: Avocado, Flax, Gentle Arts Shaker: Old Blue Paint, Harvest Moon, Uniform Blue, Rose Garden, Vintage Lace, and Pecan Pie. DMC floss equivalent are, 3013, 3782, 932, 728,3768, 3685, 152, 3021 respectively.
"A Happy Halloween" is stitched on a 32 count,"Picture This Plus", Murky. Total stitch count is 227w x 63h (14-1/8"w x 4"h). Embroidery floss used are: Gentle Arts Sampler: Slate, Ohio Lemon Pie, GA Shaker: Fragrant Cloves, Raven, Chalk, Garden Gate, DMC 208 and 907. Use 3 skeins of Raven and one each of the other floss.
"The Witch" is stitched on a 32 count, Lakeside Linen, Vintage Sand Dune. Total stitch count is 108h x 108w. Floss used are GA Sampler: Cinnamon, Carrot, GA Shaker: Ohio Lemon Pie, Chalk, and Onyx. DMC equivalent is 434, 971, 3822, 3865 and 310 respectively. One skein each needed and 2 skeins of Onyx (310). This design is part of a Halloween "Witch" series. The other titles are, "Witch's Brew" and "Old Witch Mary". They all have the same stitch count.
"Be Mine" is stitched on a 36 count, Sand color; Edinborough. Total stitch count is 156w x 81h ( 9-1/8" x 4-1/2"). The total stitch count for the small pillow is 79w x 56h stitched on a 40 count Goldfinc by R&R Reproductions.
Floss used are by Gentle Arts shaker: Straw Bonnet, Chamomile, Tin Bucket, Briar Rose, Raspberry Frost, Endive, WheatFields and Pecan Pie. An alphabet chart is provided to customize your sampler.
"A Contended Stitcher" is second in the series of "Sayings for Stitchers". The model is stitched on a 35 count, Parchment by Weeks Dye Works. Total stitch count is 111w x 152h. Floss used are 2 skeins of "Freedom" by GA Shaker, 1 each skein of the following:GA Shaker ,"Apple Cider", GA Sampler;"Brandy", DMC 356 and DMC 3712.
"Verses for Stitchers - Verse 1&2" is stitched on a 40 count, Confederate Grey by Weeks Dye Works. Design stitch count is 103w x 105h (5-1/8" x 5-1/4") and 79w x 81h (3-7/8" x 4") on the smaller sampler. Floss used are by Gentle Arts Sampler; Hibiscus,Flax, Fisherman's Wharf, and Gentle Arts Shaker; Old Blue Paint, Freedom, Toffee, Endive and Faded Rose. Two charts are included with an Alphabet chart to customize your sampler. A DMC list equivalent is also provided.
With the Needle is a sampler stitched on a 32ct. Belfast Linen, Smokey White. Full cross stitch, half , one over one cross stitches and backstitches are used on this sampler. All floss are by DMC except for the water using (Aqua)WDW.
Customize your sampler in the "Home" section with the year established on your home. Also, add your initials in the "year" and the year you finish your project.
Total design stitch count is 326w x 146h.
See "News & Updates" for list of DMC Floss for this project.
This sampler was inspired from a quote by John Taylor, 1634 from the book; "Embroidery Motifs from Old Dutch Samplers", compiled by Albarta Meulenbelt-Nieuwburg.
"Flowers, plants, and fishes, beasts, birds, flies and bees,
Hills, dales, plants, pastures,skies, seas, rivers, trees,
There's nothing near at hand or farthest sought
But with the needle may be shaped and wrought."
John Taylor, 1634
"Join Your Hands II" (Second version) is a wedding sampler that allows you to customize your sampler.An alphabet chart is included.
Model is a 156w x 179h stitch count (9-3/4" x 11-1/8") stitched on a 32ct. Antique Ivory by Belfast Linen.
Embroidery floss used are 3 skeins of "Raspberry" by Weeks Dye Works and 4 skeins of "Claret" by The Gentle Arts, Sampler threads.
"The Bird Sings".Model is stitched on a 30ct., Antique Cotton by R&R. Stitch count is 89w x 157h (6" x 10-3/8").
Floss used is by Weeks Dye Works: Cocoa, Deep Sea, Kentucky Blue Grass, Whiskey, Turkish Red, Kohl and Lucky.
Text: "The little bird don't choose to rest. Their little tongues at morning blest. Their words of thanks ne'er fail to rise. As soon as light comes to the skies. In forest tall on each green tree; the bird sings in ecstacy."
This is a hymn verse Mennonites and Brethren sang in Pennsylvania which presents the act of praising God.
This is quoted from "The Gift is small, the Love is Great" by Frederick S. Weiser.
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Oops! A type O on the "Holiday Quaker" finish size. It should be 13w" x 9"h. This info is on the back of the chart. Please read the "News" section for details.
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