Containing unique reproductions of samplers and smalls from private collectors and museum collections, this DVD edition features one-of-a-kind antique needlework projects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as antique-inspired designs. Also featured are well-researched articles profiling sampler makers, sampler-producing schools, needlework tools, museums and the various historical events that have shaped needlework. Some of the articles and projects cannot be found anywhere else, making this DVD essential to any collection. The DVD includes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts and complete instructions.
DVDs are both PC and MAC compatible, as well as US television/DVD-player compatible.
Model stitched over two on 36 count Beach Brew by R&R Reproductions using DMC and Weeks Dye Works floss (or all DMC 167, 644, 780, 3828, 300, 301, 310, 422, 644, 645, 646, 730, 780, 918, 3021, 3828, B5200). Stitch count for each design 63x81.
Model stitched one over two on 32 Ct. Straw linen using Classic Colorworks, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works (or all DMC 3863, 3033, 3031, 221, 642, 3021, 3011, 611). Stitch Count: 141W x 139H. Design Size: 8.81" x 8.68"
"Once in a blue moon, blue skies, bluebird of happiness, true blue, deep blue sea" Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 ct. Flax Belfast linen with DMC floss. Stitch Count: 81W x 160H. Design Size: 6" x 10"
Model stitched 2 over 2 on 32 Ct. Graham Cracker linen using Classic Colorworks, DMC floss, and Weeks Dye Works (or substitute for DMC 3777 435 433 842 437 840 522). Stitch Count: 128W x 196H. Design Size: 8" x 12.25"
"The early bird gets the worm. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. A little birdie told me. The birds and the bees. For the birds." Model stitched on 35 ct Weeks Parchment Linen using Weeks Dye Works floss. (DMC equivalents provided as 3722 932 931 610 3053 646 422 413 3822 340 3012 210 612 353 420 223 3052 3046). Stitch Count: 158x173. Design Size: 10" x 10"
Savor the feeling of yesteryear as you stitch this wonderful image of a vintage car. You can almost feel the gentle vibrations as you ride along a cobblestone street. It is a beautiful companion piece to the Vintage Locomotive and Vintage Airplane. Full color image, chart, DMC floss color guide, general instructions / stitch guide. Stitch Count 127w X 87h. Design stitched on 14 Count White Aida.
"A tree is known by its fruit" This sweet sampler was stitched over two threads on 36 Ct. Meadow Lark Linen (Dirty Linen - alternative) using Gentle Art Sampler Threads (DMC alternates are 321 902 834 3052 470). Stitch count: 67W x 124H. Design Size: 4" x 7"
"Keep a green tree in your heart and a singing bird will come" Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Parchment linen from Weeks Dye Works with DMC floss. Stitch Count: 158W x 88H. Finished size: 9.8" x 5.5"
Travel back in time with this open cockpit antique airplane. Imagine the barnstormers of the past when they would fly into towns across the plains offering rides to the local citizens. This piece coordinates beautifully with the Vintage Automobile and the Vintage Locomotive. Full color image, chart, DMC floss color guide, general instructions / stitch guide. Stitch Count 131w x 95h. Design stitched on 14 Count White Aida.
"1 for sorrow, 2 for mirth, 3 for a wedding, 4 for a birth, 5 for silver, 6 for gold, 7 for a secret, not to be told. 8 for heaven and 9 for hell, 10 for the devil's own sel." Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. linen using Weeks Dye Works (DMC alternates 310 3829 648 3826). Stitch count: 163w x 157h. Design Size: 11" x 10" (NOTE: the word "sel." in the last omen means "select" or "selection".)