If stitching a full size traditional sampler seems too daunting, try stitching these 12 tiny wreaths instead. These adorable and charming little samplers fit the seasons and each month of the year and look fabulous as a grouping consisting of all twelve or stitch one at a time as birthday gifts, cards, bookmarks or in small frames for that special friend.
Stitch count 161w X 116h. Finished size on 14-ct fabric 11-1/2" X 8-1/2". Model stitched on 14 Count White Aida Fabric.
Model stitched two over two on 32 Ct. Water Lily Linen using Classic Colorworks (or DMC floss 420, 0331, 309, white, 3363, 434). Specialty Stitch Used: French Knot. Stitch Count: 103W x 103H. Design Size: 6 1/2" x 6 1/2"
"Home for the holidays." Model stitched on 20 Ct. Putty using Gentle Arts, Weeks Dye Works, Thread Gatherer & Classic Colorworks. Stitch Count: 50x72. Design Size: 3" x 4". Button set by Just Another Button Co (8091)
Model stitched on 30 count Aztec Red Hand-dyed Linen with Weeks Dye Works (Whitewash). The stitch count of "Merry Christmas" is 98W x 88H. Design Size: 7" x 6" The stitch count of "Christmas Reindeer" is 78W x 78H. Design Size: 6" x 6"
Celebrate the season with this whimsical Santa bearing gifts! Model stitched over two threads on 32 Ct. Sandpiper Linen. Uses Weeks Dye Works Thread, Kreinik metallic floss and DMC floss (DMC alternates are 801 606 988 310 3326 3865 945). Stitch count: 105W x 105H. Design Size: 7" x 7"
Model stitched one over two on 32 Ct. Liberty from Weeks Dye Works using DMC floss, Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads (or all DMC 732, 972, 3760, 721, 3826, 310, white, 208, 648, 310). Romy's Creations and Colour & Cotton thread equivalents included. Stitch Count: 180H x 60W. Design Size: 11 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Book contains 7 different patterns. These include: Not even a mouse (stitch count 84 x 95m) Winter Sanctuary Stocking (stitch count 142 x 219), Santa Plate 2007 (stitch count 97 x 95), Merry Christmas (stitch count 158 x 81), Christmas Greetings (stitch count 104 x 157), The Christmas Star (stitch count 92 x 148) & Snow Globe Penguins ( stitch count 93 x 120).
Model stitched over two on 32 Ct. Sterling using DMC floss, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works (or all DMC 01, 310, 321, 400, 742, 3847, 3799, white, 367, 3053, 168, 745, 502, 815, 3782). Specialty Stitches Used: Double Leviathan and French Knots. Finishing: Whale Tail wool, Sea Pickle ribbon and Chianti mini pom trims from Lady Dots Creates. Stitch Count: 215 x 55. Design Size: 13.4" x 3.44"
Model stitched over 2 threads on Antique White Belfast linen with Gentle Art Sampler threads and Classic Colorworks floss (or DMC 937, 3364, 3348, 304). Stitch Count: 148W x 39H. Finished size: 9.3" x 2.44".
Cross stitch pattern from Heartstring Samplery featuring four festive designs!
Note from the designer:
As we were approaching the Christmas season of 2020, the oncoming pandemic Winter seemed to loom endlessly, and I found myself desperately clinging to only the most over-the-top, cheerful, and brazenly optimistic of carols playing on the radio. Historically one to gravitate toward peace and calm during what's usually a chaotic season, I just needed the extra EXTRA of those songs. I created this pincushion set out of the most cheerful and sparkly threads possible, depicting some of my favorite Winter birds doing some of the most iconic of holiday activities, and found myself soothed and delighted all season as I placed my stitches. An English Robin with a wagon full of Holly, a Nuthatch bedecking a garland with Tinsel, a Chickadee filling a Stocking with wonderful things, and a Woodpecker slicing up some delicious-looking Fruitcake. I hope you find these designs equally cheering as you fill your heart and home with festive trimmings. Hold onto the sparkle and joy, my friends; even on the darkest day of the year, hope is beckoning!
Model stitched on 36 ct. Dead Sea Scroll using Classic Colorworks, DMC, The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works thread.
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Model stitched over 2 threads on 28 Ct. Americana Blend linen by R&R Reproduction with Weeks Dye Works floss and DMC floss (or all DMC 311, 221, 987, 815, 834, 829, 935, 712, 38280 and Kreinik #4 Braid. Stitch Count: 135W x 34H.
Models stitched on 28 count Light Mocha Cashel Linen with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works. The stitch count for Our (My) 1st Christmas is 51W x 50H. The stitch count for all other models is 50W x 50H. (DMC alternates are 814 962 3852 987 500 367 321 989 434 712)