"Let this great truth by all be understood: That all the pious duties which we owe Our parents, friends, our country and our God, The seeds of every virtue here below From education fist, and early culture flow." Model stitched one over two on 36 Ct. Straw linen using Soie d'Alger (or DMC floss 336, (2) 816, 760, 3371, 3011, 738, 830, 829, 833, 640). Also required but not listed above 3745 and 3815 from Soie d'Alger. Stitch count: 221W x 207H. Design size: 12.28" x 11.50"
The model was stitched over 2 threads on 40 Ct. "linen" colored linen from Weeks Dye Works with Gentle Art Sampler threads and Classic Colorworks floss. Stitch Count: 318W x 350H. Finished size: 16" x 17 1/2". Specialty stitch used - Satin Stitch.
"Honour thy Father and thy Mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee." Model stitched on 32 count Examplar Linen by Lakeside Linens using DMC floss. Stitch Count: 290W x 274H
Model stitched over two on 32 Ct. Pampas Hand dyed Belfast Linen using Weeks Dye Works and buttons (buttons are included) Stitch Count: 114W x 119H. Design Size: 7" x 7". (giving 3" around for framing you need a piece 15x14)
Model stitched over two on 36 Ct. Pearl barley by Lake Side Linens using Needlepoint Inc. Silks, (DMC alternates are 209 676 31 747 3760 806 223 562 white 310) (DMC substitutes aren't exact matches for NPI) Stitch size: 300w x 175h
Model stitched on 28 count White Cashel Linen with Anchor floss, DMC Perle Cotton #8, Mill Hill Beads, and Offray 1/8" Cream Satin Ribbon. Stitch count: 110W x 190H. This elegant birth sampler features a variety of decorative stitches including Mosaic, Smyrna, Diamond Double Cross, Pearl, Satin, Algerian Eye, Backstitch, Faggot, Four Sided, Palestrina Knot Variation, and Straight Stitch.
*This design was originally published in the out of print September/October 1994 issue of the Stoney Creek Counted Cross Stitch Magazine.
From Diane Jourdan, a traditional Quaker sampler stitched on 34 Ct. Cream Devonshire linen with Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers (45 yds of Rouge) or DMC (listed in the box), or Au Ver a Soie (946). Stitch Count: 196W x 247H.
Model stitched two over two on 32 Ct. Light Examplar Linen using Gentle Art Sampler Threads Wool (or Gloriana Silk alternative 048, 129, 124A, 162, 271, 261, 160, 295, 272, 117). Also required but not listed above 3 skeins Endive, 1 skein Antique Rose from Gentle Arts Simply Wool. Stitch Count: 149W x 124H. Design Size: 9" x 8".
"I love all beauteous things, I seek and adore them: God hath no better praise, and man in his hasty days is honoured for them. I too will something make and joy in the making: Altho' tomorrow it seem like the empty words of a dream, remembered on waking. When this you see, remember me." Model stitched on 18 count Aida with DMC floss. Stitch count: 333H x 251W.