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.
Chart pack contains all 26 letters, the border, and an optional "R" block. The model was stitched over two threads on 32 Ct. Dark Capucinno Linen from R&R Reproductions with Gentle Art Sampler threads. Stitch Count: 235x293. Design Size: 15" x 19"
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"
"She looketh well to the ways of her household and eateth not the bread of idleners." Model stitched on 30 count Cocoa Linen by Weeks Dye Works with Crescent Colours Belle Soie. Stitch count: 132W x 144H.
"Down in a greened and shady bed, A modest bluebell grew. It's stalks was bent, it hung it's head. As if to hide from view. And yet it was a lovely flower. It's colors bright and fair. It might have graced a rosy bower. Instead of hiding here.
Model stitched on 28 Ct. Shale Cashel linen by Picture this Plus, using Weeks Dye Works. Stitch count 268x166.
"I sigh not for beauty nor languish for wealth but grant me kind Providence, virtue and health. Then richer thankings and more happy than they, my days shall pass sweetly and swiftly away. Elizabeth Hancock 1831." Model stitched on 30 count Straw Linen with Crescent Colours Bell Soie Silk floss. Stitch count is 271 x 237. Alternate thread choices are overdyed cotton (Crescent Colours: Caterpillar, Wild Oats, Jakey Brown, Eggshell, Ginger Snap, Hazelnut and Weeks: Seagull, Brick, Palomino, Bark) or DMC (3781, 950, 3372 or 632, 648, 355, 420 or 869, Ecru, 3011, 3046, 3828)
"Let love and faithfulness never leave you." Model Stitched on 32 Ct. Vintage Buttercream Linen using Crescent Colors, Weeks Dye Works and Gentle Art Sampler Threads. Stitch Count 130 x 150. (DMC alternates are 3866 356 3779 3021 760 829 3722 611 469 610)