Easel model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Doubloon linen and Drum model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Summer Khaki linen. Both designs use Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works floss (or DMC 310, 744, 320, 347, 3022, 3032, 500, 3810, 610, 935, 221, 422, white). Stitch Count: 176W x 30H. Finished size: 11" x 1.87". Comes with snowflake buttons.
Cross stitch pattern from Artful Offerings featuring rabbits decorating a Christmas tree with a deer and a cardinal!
Model stitched on 36 ct. Seraphin linen using DMC and Gentle Art thread. Stitch count 199w x 136h.
The Just Cross Stitch 2021 Christmas Ornaments Magazine is here! The magazine features over 60 new ornament patterns from all of your favorite designers.
Designers include My Big Toe, Rosewood Manor, Ursula Michael, Needle Bling, Pickle Barrel, Handblessings, Praiseworthy Stitches, Dames of the Needle, Works by ABC, Artmishka, Fairy Wool in the Wood, and many more!
Model stitched two over two on 32 Ct. Confederate Gray using Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Weeks Dye Works (or all DMC floss 3045, 221, 844, 3012, 738, 642, 730, 3830, 611, 3862, 924, 355, 645). Stitch Count: 95W x 138H. Design Size: 5 7/8" x 5 7/8"
"Gather with grateful hearts" Model stitched over 2 threads on 36 Ct. Graham Cracker by Graham Cracker Fabrics (or fabric of your choice) with Weeks Dye Works floss and DMC floss (or all DMC 301, 310, 400, 500, 644, 3865, 3976, 822, 840, 869, 920, 922, 722, 950, 3011, 3021, 3032, 646, 3771, 3830, 372). Stitch Count: 196W x 149H. Finished size: 11" x 8 1/4".
Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Natural Light linen with Classic Colorworks floss (or DMC 522, 3021, 304, white, 500, 962). Stitch Count: 51W x 43H. Finished size: 3.2" x 2.7". Comes with star charm.
Lizzie Kate ushers in the Christmas season with a brand new Santa Claus for 2018! This special treat features an adorable Santa Claus surrounded by vintage sampler motifs. As an extra bonus, a second pattern is included that is guaranteed to bring lots of joy! The models were stitched on 32 Ct. Natural Light linen with Weeks Dye Works and DMC floss (or all DMC 435, 3687, 817, 3865, 580, 500, 367, 310, 829, 3816, 315, 3771, 3772). Sampler Claus stitch count: 80W x 80H. Joy Sampler stitch count: 62W x 38H.
Reproduction cross stitch pattern from Hands Across the Sea Samplers!
Note from the designer:
Mary stitched her delightful sampler with cross stitch over two threads of linen and four-sided stitch. The sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida or linen.
What a shame that Mary did not record the year she finished her sampler and other information such as a date or location. The samplers stitched by Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian schoolgirls can provide us with a window through which we can catch glimpses of their lives. Recreating their work is a time when we can remember the forgotten women.
So often women disappear into history, their lives unrecorded. Yet in the face of enormous challenges, numerous women have fought their way to the fore and flourished. There are so many women overlooked who defied the norm, excelled, and made lasting impacts on those around them and beyond. Did Mary grow up to be such a woman? Sadly, we will never know.
Mary's sampler was most probably stitched sometime during the long reign of Queen Victoria between the ages of 8 and 12. She used 20ct Penelope canvas and wool to execute her sampler. The vibrant colours she chose have only mellowed slightly, and it is the colours from the front of the sampler today that we have used in our reproduction.
Mary was industrious with her needle, covering her fabric with a multitude of charming motifs. Her sampler reminds us of Christmas with its rich greens and reds.
Two swans catch the eye. White swans symbolise light, grace, beauty, love, and purity. The swan is an emblem of feminine beauty and softness. Fairy tales feature swans as emblems of devotion, loyalty, and monogamy; this comes from the fact that the swan mates once in a lifetime.
Other motifs include a farmer and his wife, two cottages, towering fir trees, owls, stags, rampant lions, goats, dogs, shrubs and plants, and a pair of parrots. All contained within a border of rose campions.
We hope that you enjoy stitching Mary Snow's sampler as much as we have enjoyed reproducing her.
Cross stitch pattern from Country Cottage Needleworks featuring a snowy North Pole neighborhood with Mr. and Mrs. Claus waving hello!
Model stitched on 32 ct. beige linen using DMC threads. Stitch count 133w x 171h.
The model was stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Doubloon linen by Picture This Plus with Classic Colorworks and Weeks Dye Works floss (or DMC 335, 761, 818, 3716, 3045, 931, 3021, 987, 935, 498, 823, 310, 721, 647, white). Stitch Count: 60W x 80H. Finished size: 3.75" x 5". Comes with star charms.
Model stitched on 28 ct. Black Evenweave using Classic Colorworks floss (or DMC 3865, 931, 721, 988, 927, 3862). Stitch count: 98x98. Finished size: 7"x7". Stitch for the small design: 49x42. Finished size: 3.5" x 3".
Contains patterns for the following: "Home for the Holidays" - 86W x 88H, "Christmas Garden" - 225W x 272H, "Blessings Be Thine" - 123W x 123H, "Poinsettia Stocking One" - 85W x 132H, "My Heart is Home Stocking Two" - 89W x 134H, "Gift Basket Stocking Three" - 83W x 133H, "Holly and Ivy Stocking Four" - 87W x 134H, "Decorating the Tree Stocking Five" - 85W x 133H, "The Meadow" - 60W x 60H, "Tis the Season" - 226W x 81H. Finishing instructions included.
Cross stitch pattern from Heartstring Samplery! Stitch count 200w x 200h.
I heard the bells
on Christmas day
their old familiar
wild and sweet
the words repeat
peace on Earth
good will to men
Note from the designer:
"I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a carol based on the 1863 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of his despair upon hearing Christmas bells during the American Civil War, when "hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on Earth, good will to men", but concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace among men. I can't think of a more appropriate wish back then, and still today.
I wanted to create a sampler that would be a worthy of this beautiful song, so I made an intricate and playful border bedecked in sparkling bells, with some of the lyrics highlighted within. I chose to stitch my model with the most gorgeous silk I could find, and added some extra shine with metallic thread for the bells. I hope that this sampler keeps you humming and smiling all season long.
Model stitched on 36 ct. Vintage Light Examplar using Gloriana Silk thread. Stitch count is 200 x 200.
"Unwrap the Joy of Christmas". Model stitched on 28 Ct. Amber linen with Weeks Dye Works, DMC floss, Crescent Colours floss (or all DMC 597, 987, 500, 310, 3712, 3052, 712, 356, 758, 3712, 304). Shown with snowflake embellishments. Also required, but not listed above, Rainbow Gallery Wisper (W88). Stitch Count: 50W x 110H.