Thursday, July 3, 2014

Victoria Sampler stitching on linen

Some stitchers may look at this and so oh cross stitch, I don't do cross stitch.  But Victoria Sampler charts are often different and many include all kinds of different stitches.  Stitches that needle pointers might be familiar with, or more often those with a crewel or embroidery background.  However in this day when cross over between techniques is becoming the norm if you like the style then its worth looking into whether you "do cross stitch" or not so long as you enjoy a little stitching challenge now and again.  Victoria Sampler is know for using fine threads, ribbons, beads and embellishments.
New for Summer 2014 is Lady Mary's Pincushion designed by Thea Dueck and the Floral Etui by Linda Rosser.

Lady Mary's Pincushion Kit

Threads include Caron Waterlillies, Gloriana 12 ply silk, Needlepoint Inc. silk, YLI silk ribbon, beads and tiny heart buttons.  The color is like the most gorgeous hydrangea ever.

Charts include the footstool pincushion, scissor case and scissor fob.  Also included are extensive finishing instructions for professional results.  Chart, solid wood pincushion footstool and thread accessory pack; everything you need except the fabric.  Kit price $68.00.  Need fabric?  Got that too, one 12" x 12" piece of 28 count linen ($7.50) will suffice for all 3 items.

Lady Mary pincushion materials

Finishing instructions included with chart for Lady Mary pincushion.

Floral Etui Kit
I really like the design or this piece, and how it opens up into such a useful size.  All kinds of stitching here including billions and wrapped spiders.  Notice how each pot is just a little different from the others?

Threads include 3 shades of Gloriana 12 ply silk, Silk Mori, Needlepoint Inc silk, Soie d'alger, beads and round buttons.  Chart and thread embellishment kit $59.00 Not included, 28 count linen.  Etui requires one 16" x 14", fob 4" x 4", and lining fabric.  Need fabric?  Just ask 28 count flax cashel is available at 5 cents per sq inch.

Canadian Sampler
I'm not Canadian but I happen to love this sampler.  The colors in the overall design, the variety of scale with each motif and its handsome alphabet.  Its charted for DMC floss, all except the alphabet which is a threadworx over dyed cotton.  Overall size on 28 count linen is 7" x 11 1/2 on 28 count linen.  Chart 12.00.  With linen $23.00.  Thread kit available, just ask!

O' Canada Sampler
A Mari Usque ad Mare means from Sea to Sea.

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