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"Winter Holiday" Sampler...

“Fresh snow blankets the hillside.
Snowballs fly through the air,
Sleighbells are merrily ringing,
Holiday fun everywhere..!

A sampler for the whole winter! I was inspired by the Holiday Season but this beautiful sampler can be stitched and enjoyed all winter long. In this sampler, between bands of specialty stitches, flowers, and snowy white lace, people of all ages are shown playing and enjoying themselves outdoors; skiing on a high mountain, throwing snowballs, skating, and sleighing. We never seem to get enough snow on the west coast, and when I think of winter, I always hope for a few days of snow. I can then sit with my stitching in my favorite chair by the fire, and dream and stitch away by my window overlooking the fields and trees covered with a white sparkly blanket. Everything always looks so beautiful! I love to see people all bundled up in colourful hats and coats, as they come out of their houses to play in the snow. The sampler is designed on a beautiful stormy grey fabric and I used colourful silks and overdyes to create an atmosphere of fun and excitement. I know you’ll have fun stitching this after your winter excursions, or on those precious winter mornings by a sunny window! I hope that this sampler will remind you of the glorious fun, happiness and beauty of the winter season! - Thea

Winter Holiday Sampler
Design area: 293h x 64w (20.9”h x 4.6”w)
Model: 28ct Smokey Pearl Cashel
Cut fabric: 27” x 11” for framing

"Winter Holiday" Accessory Packs
at participating needlework shops.
They are also available online in our Catalogue.

  • #130P MAIN Accessory Pack
    (enough to stitch this long sampler)

    Gloriana silk #115 “Topiary” - multi
    Dinky Dyes #069 “Swan Valley” - blue greens
    DMC Floss #0321 - christmas red
    DMC Floss #3752 - antique blue lt
    DMC Floss #3834 - purple dk
    Kreinik #4 Braid #002 metallic - gold
    Kreinik Mori #0733 - yellow lt
    Kreinik Mori #4044 - turquoise

    Gloriana silk #072A “Sierra Haze Lt” - blue, grey, tan
    Gentle Art “Maple Syrup” - browns
    Kreinik Mori #2014 - yellow
    Kreinik Mori #4076 - grey green
    Kreinik Mori #5055 - antique blue med
    Kreinik Mori #6114 - mauve
    Access Au ver a Soie #5025 - blue green dk
    Needlepoint Inc. #503 - red

    BUNDLE C Kreinik Mori #0103 - flesh
    Kreinik Mori #4216 - olive green dk
    Kreinik Mori #5091 - aqua vy lt
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
    Access Au ver a Soie #1844 - green
    Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk
    Needlepoint Inc. #0324 - teal dk
    Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - grey brown

    Mill Hill seed bead #00479 - white
    Mill Hill seed bead #00557 - gold
    Mill Hill petite bead #40479 - white
    SJ Designs petite bead #1813 - red
    SJ Designs petite bead #1818 - silver

    White Silk 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 #8 and #12 Perle Cotton - white (Not in Accessory Packs)

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch 
  • Petite Cross 
  • Backstitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Reversed Cushion 
  • Beadwork
  • Modified Smyrna  
  • Algerian Eyelets   
  • Diamond Ray 
  • Herringbone 
  • Double Rice 
  • Rhodes Heart 
  • Partial Honeycomb
  • Algerian Eyelet 
  • Arrowhead Stitch 
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Pins Pulled 
  • Fly Stitch 
  • Pulled Backstitch 
  • Eyelet 
  • Upright Cross  
  • Vandyke Variation  
  • Smyrna Rice 
  • Pulled Satin 
  • Ray Flower Stitch 
  • French Knot 
  • Foursided Stitch

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