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 Heirloom Birth Sampler
I was often loath to start a baby sampler until I knew the gender of the baby, and this meant that I often gave this meaningful present long after the baby was born. In this sampler, you are invited to finish all the whitework months or even years before it is needed. The sparkling champagne beads and soft gold metallics are subtle and delicate, blending with almost any other colour. Your choice of silk ribbon and floss will complete your heirloom.  -Thea    

   SAMPLER:  Larger version
Design area:

Larger Version
Design Area: 165h x 72w
Model: 32ct platinum Belfast Linen
10.5" x 4.5" (cut 17" X 11")

Sampler:  Smaller version
Design area: 140h x 46w
Model: 28 ct platinum Cashel
10" x 3 1/4" (cut 16" X 10")

Heirloom Birth Sampler
Accessory Pack
  • #2 YLI Silk Ribbon 4mm -white
  • #73 YLI Silk Ribbon  4mm – teal
  • #157 YLI Silk Ribbon  4mm - pink
  • Mill Hill Glass Beads #00123 - ecru
  • Mill Hill Petite Glass Beads #42027 - champagne
  • 1 Mother of Pearl heart bead   

 Extra Materials Needed:

  • Creme Trebizond or #5 Perle Ecru
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - ecru
  • Soie d'Alger crème or DMC ecru floss
  • Soie d'Alger 1745 teal or DMC 926 teal
  • Soie d'Alger 4622 pink or DMC 223 pink
  • 102Kreinik #4 Braid Vatican Gold
Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Silk Ribbon Spider Web Rose
  • Looped Ribbon Stitch
  • Beadwork
  • Pulled Three Sided Stitch
  • Large Single Cross Stitch
  • Eyelet Stitch Half Eyelet Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Hemstitching
  • Satin Stitch
  • Four Sided Stitch
  • Single Cross Diamond Eyelets
  • Pins Pulled Work
  • Rhodes Butterfly
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Woven Bars
  • Divided Wrapped Bars
  • Doves Eyes
  • Algerian Eyes

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#165 Peacock Sampler!

This gorgeous Peacock Sampler will take your breath away! You will love the beautiful shades of turquoise, cobalt blue, tans, black and gold! While using luscious over-dyed silks, silk flosses, metallics, gold fillagree heart charm and even some lustrous pearls and sparkling beads, enjoy practicing some lovely needlework techniques! Look for stitch videos online.. ... click and scroll down for more