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#015 Crystal Waters

This sampler was inspired by a teaching cruise to Alaska. When I looked over the brochures, I was struck by the beautiful colours of the ocean, islands and mountains that we would be seeing and determined to create a sampler that evoked the scenery. As the sampler developed, I realized that it should become a part of a larger concept, namely that of Water, Air, Fire, and Earth. It is worked on pure white linen and features snowy white Hardanger mountains atop bands of sparkling purple blue waves, foamy white waves, mixed bands of hemstitching, and finally a lovely deep band of bargello at bottom. There is even a pod of whales as seen from a distance! Petite blue crystal beads, white pearls , and aqua blue beads add texture and light to this summer sampler. Stitch it to capture your memories of time spent near or on the beautiful waters of the earth.

SAMPLER:
Design area: 113h x 46w
Model: 28ct White Quaker Cloth:
8" high x 3 1/4" wide.
(Cut 14" X 9" for framing.)


MATERIALS USED:

DMC White #12 Perle Cotton
DMC White #8 Perle Cotton
Caron Waterlilies "Blue Lavender"
S.J. Designs Beads #1814 - petite blue
2mm pearl beads - S.J. designs - white
Mill Hill Frosted Beads 60168 - blue
DMC flosses # 341, 932, 775, white
DMC flower thread 2928 aqua
Kreinik #4 Braid #9294 - multi blue
Kreinik #4 Braid #032 - multi white
* Kreinik Blending Filament #BF025 - deep blue

*Special Note: The Blending filament I used is sparkling and pretty and adds to the overall look. However, it is not that easy to stitch with. If you wish, you may replace the TWO strands of Kreinik Blending Filament #BF025, with ONE strand of DMC floss #931 throughout the sampler.

  

  
#015P Crystal Waters Accessory Pack
  
  • Caron Waterlilies "Blue Lavender"
  • S.J. Designs Beads #1814 - petite blue
  • 2mm pearl beads - S.J. designs - white
  • Mill Hill Frosted Beads 60168 - blue
  • DMC flower thread 2928 aqua
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #9294 - multi blue
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #032 - multi white
      

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Extra Materials Needed:
  • DMC White #12 Perle Cotton
  • DMC White #8 Perle Cotton
  • DMC flosses # 341, 932, 775, white
  • Kreinik Blending Filament #BF025 - deep blue or DMC 931 floss

  
*Special Note: The Blending filament I used is sparkling and pretty and adds to the overall look. However, it is not that easy to stitch with. If you wish, you may replace the TWO strands of Kreinik Blending Filament #BF025, with ONE strand of DMC floss #931 throughout the sampler.
   

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Beadwork
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Wrapped Bars
  • Square Filets
  • Doves Eyes
  • Spider Webs
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Couching
  • Satin Stitch
  • Hemstitching with Herringbone Stitch
  • Petite Point
  • Long Stitch
  • Modified Smyrna Cross Stitch
  • Hemstitching
  • Four Sided Stitch
  • Partial Diamond Eye Stitch
  • Long Armed Cross Stitch
  • Bargello

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