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"Carol Singers" Sampler Including the caroler's Wassail Song...

“Here we come a'caroling 
Among the leaves so green...
Here we come a wandring,
So fair to be seen...
Love and Joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too,
And God bless you and send you
A Happy New Year!

This elegant Sampler is the secular companion to the Heirloom Nativity Sampler, and was inspired by special Christmas memories of singing in choirs during the holidays. At Christmas time, we would sing carols just like “Here We Come a-Caroling”,  the old English Wassail song to wish for good health for all. Singing special Christmas music usually began in September of each year, with practices at school and church. I found that singing together in harmony brought such joyful feelings of 
togetherness! When I was a child at home, my brother and I often sang around the piano while our Dad played and Mom made dinner. Singing music became such a focus during the winter, that we often continued to enjoy it long after New Year. At the top of this special Chirstmas sampler dedicated to the power of song, a little residential neighbourhood of houses nestles in the snow with Santa flying overhead. A colourful scene of old fashioned carol singers takes center stage. The ‘Wassail Song’ verse is interspersed with bands of specialty stitches and lace throughout the sampler. Then, below, more colourful snowy houses, this time surrounding a small Church. Bright red cardinals flit in the trees of the village. For me, Christmas was the most magical hopeful time of the year and singing brought extra feelings of joy. I hope that this sampler will bring that peace and beauty to you as you stitch it, remembering the sweet sound of Carols at your house at Christmas! - Thea 

Carol Singers Sampler
Design area: 333h x 72w (23.75”h x 5.1”w)
Models: 28ct Smokey
Pearl Cashel Linen
Cut fabric: 30” x 11” for framing

ACCESSORY PACKS: Ask for the TWO "Carol Singers" Accessory Packs at participating needlework shops.
They are also available online in our Catalogue.

  • #113P MAIN Accessory Pack
    (enough to stitch this long sampler)

    1- 16 M spool of Access Soie Perlee #blanc - white (twisted silk thread)
    1 - spool Kreinik #4 Braid #032 metallic - white
    Gloriana silk #115 “Topiary” - multi green, red, gold, purple - 1yd 
    Weeks #1277 “Collards” - multi olive greens - 6yd 
    DMC #12 Perle Cotton #927 - grey green lt  - 4yd 
    DMC Floss #3777 - terra cotta vy dk  - 2yd 
    Kreinik Mori #0602 - pink flesh  - 1.5yd 
    Kreinik Mori #2014 - yellow  - 1.5yd 
    Kreinik Mori #4166 - blue green med  - 2yd 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - grey brown - 1.5yd 
    Access Soie Perlee #550 - grey green  - 4yd 
    Kreinik Mori #1117 - red  - 1yd 
    Kreinik Mori #4163 - blue green lt  - 1.5yd 
    Kreinik Mori #5055 - blue  - 1.5yd 
    Kreinik #4 Braid #002 metallic - gold  - 5yd 
    Au ver a Soie #3334 - purple  - 1yd 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0184 - brown  - 2yd 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0402 - grass green  - 2yd 
    YLI 4mm silk ribbon #137 - brick red - 1yd 
    Kreinik Mori #3063 - apricot  - 1yd 
    Kreinik Mori #4167 - green dk  - 2.5yd 
    Kreinik Mori #6126 - purple dk  - 1yd 
    Kreinik Mori #7087 - golden yellow dk  - 1.5yd 
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black  - 3yd 
    Au ver a Soie #1435 - slate blue dk  - 1yd 
    Au ver a Soie #F7 - cream  - 1yd 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk  - 1yd 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0967 - grey brown dk - 2.5yd 

    Mill Hill petite bead #40557 - gold
    Mill Hill petite bead #40479 - white
    SJ Designs seed bead #11114 - bronze iris
    SJ Designs 2mm pearl bead - gold
    SJ Designs 2mm peral bead - white 
    1 Star Charm - antique gold

    White Floss Accessory Pack

    Contains Kreinik Mori #8000 - white - enough silk floss to stitch entire sampler.  

    Extra Materials Needed:
  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart Smoky Pearl 28ct Cashel Linen
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - white (Not in Accessory Pack)

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch 
  • Petite Cross 
  • Backstitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Partial Rhodes 
  • Beadwork
  • Herringbone
  • Four Sided  
  • Double Running 
  • Modified Leviathan 
  • St. George's Cross 
  • Modified Scotch 
  • Arrowhead Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelet 
  • Multiple Oblong Cross 
  • Double Cross Eyelet
  • Partial Diamond Eyelet 
  • Satin Stitch 
  • Lattice work 
  • Star Stitch 
  • Klosters
  • Woven Bars
  • Wrapped Bars
  • Dove's Eyes
  • Greek Cross
  • Plait Stitch 
  • Oblong Cross

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