This design takes its inspiration from the beautiful patchwork quilts that are a tradition in so many countries. It is charted for six colours but, just as patchworks were made from scraps of fabric left over from other projects, this design would be a wonderful way to use up threads you have already. If you decide to work it in six colours, why not choose your own-you will need two reds, two greens a blue and an earth colour such as a tan, rust or brown. Or you can use the colours suggested in the key. A few simple speciality stitches add a beautiful accent to the design. These could be stitched in the same colour threads as the rest of the design, or you could work them in perle thread, choosing either white or a colour to match your fabric. This will give a beautiful whitework effect to further enhance the antique quality of the design. No matter how you choose to stitch it, Flower Patch is sure to be a winner. Model stitched on your choice of fabric using Gentle Arts Sampler Threads. Stitch count: 268W x 268H.
"Live Simply that Others May Simply Live." A sampler in the style of the Quaker samplers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Stitched with a single color of dark floss (Gentle Arts: Blueberry, Vikki Clayton Hand Dyed Fibers: Konini, or DMC #930/#3740). Stitch Count: 108W x 170H.
Featuring the octagonal motifs often seen in old Quaker Samplers, this game board has a wise saying around it's border - "All work and no play makes Jack a Dull Boy. All Play and No Work Make Jack a Mere Toy." Worked in all cross stitch but suggestions are given for adding specialty stitches if you choose. Stitch count is 197 x 197. Thread colors are given for Gentle Art Sampler Threads and Vickie Clayton Hand Dyed Silks (Half Verdigris, Taro Leaf, Dark Mauve, Hyacinth, Natural, Ebony, Legacy Blue, Kobalt, Abrun). DMC conversions are 523 924 3740 3042 3865(needs2) 3799(needs5) 311 931 434 .
A stunning sampler that would make a fabulous wedding gift - "Love is Patient, Love is Kind. It does not envy, it does not boast...." The sampler can be worked in two thread colors of your choice. The stitch count is 260W x 434H and uses all full stitches so is suitable for linen, evenweave, or aida.
Design is stitched on 28 or 32 count fabric using DMC floss or The Gentle Art Sampler Threads equivalent: (Shutter Green (2), Pine (2), Red Plum (2), Presidential Blue (7), Brandy (1), Maple Syrup (1), Huckleberry (2), Tropical Ocean (2), Peacock (3), Black Raspberry Jam (1)), Kreinik, and Mill Hill beads. (thread quantities are approximate). Stitch Count: 28 count fabric: 39.5 cm wide by 28 cm high, or 32 count fabric: 41.5 cm wide by 24 cm high.
A nostalgic look back to a simpler place and time. This quaint sampler shows a Swiss Shepherd and his family standing in their band-sampler garden in the shadow of the alphabet mountains. The stitch count is 194W x 245H. Choose your favorite fabric and one color of any thread (you will need 63 yards).