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#065 "O" Canada!

O Canada is my truly Canadian Sampler. As a chart pack, it has been in continuous demand for years, so I've finally had it printed as a collectible leaflet for the first time this year.

I first designed this sampler on the occasion of Canada’s 125th Birthday in 1992, but of course you can substitute this number with your own personal lettering.. like the year you stitched it, or your name, or the current birthday year instead!  Canada welcomed my family when we emigrated from Holland in 1957 to start a new life in Victoria. I was only eight years old then, but even though I felt overwhelmed by the new language, customs and scenery, I recognized that my parents had brought me to a very special place. As soon as we could, we learned the language and became Canadian citizens, and we ’ve been blessed to call Canada our home ever since. Stitched on antique coloured linen, and using some lovely shades of floss, O Canada is an intricately plotted and elegant heritage sampler and is designed with historical and national symbols throughout. It is also an excellent sampler for beginner specialty stitchers to work!  I stitched it to show my gratitude for being able to live in this peaceful and beautiful land and now I hope that those stitchers who visit will take it home as a souvenir of their stay, and that those stitchers who live here will enjoy stitching this antique sampler tribute to their own homeland... and to themselves. I know I will treasure it as a symbol of my appreciation and love of our peaceful 'multicultural' heritage. - Thea

"O" Canada Sampler

Design area for Sampler 102w x 162h (7.3" Wide x 11.6 " High)
Model: 28ct Zweigart Flax Cashel Linen: (Raw is also recommended)
(Cut fabric: 9" wide x 19" long for framing)

THERE IS NO ACCESSORY PACK available - but for your convenience, below you can find a list of the threads used inthis sampler.  Most are DMC flosses, but there are two specialty threads to add to your enjoyment!!
   

Needle Necessities Overdyed Floss #126 - “Mulled Wine”
Kreinik #4 Braid #102 - vatican gold
DMC Floss #224 - shell pink v lt
DMC Floss #223 - shell pink lt
DMC Floss #3722 - shell pink med
DMC Floss #315 - antique mauve v dk
DMC Floss #3022 - brown grey med
DMC Floss #524 - fern green v lt
DMC Floss #3787 - brown grey dk
DMC Floss #3790 - beige grey u dk
DMC Floss #640 - beige grey vdk
DMC Floss #642- beige grey dk
DMC Floss #646 - beaver grey dk

DMC Floss #647- beaver grey med
DMC Floss #839 - beige brown dk
DMC Floss #840 - beige brown medDMC Floss #841- beige brown lt
DMC Floss #3033 - mocha brown vlt
DMC Floss #3045 - yellow beige dk
DMC Floss #3032 - mocha brown med
DMC Floss #924 - grey green v dk
DMC Floss #3768 - grey green dk
DMC Floss #926 - grey green med
DMC Floss #927 - grey green lt
DMC Floss - ecru
DMC Floss #928 - grey green vy lt
DMC #12 Perle Cotton - ecru

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart 28ct Flax or Raw Cashel Linen or other choice
  • #24 tapestry needle

Stitches used in this Sampler:
   
  • Four Sided Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelet Stitch
  • Geometric Satin Stitch
  • Coil Filling Stitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • Diamond Eyelet Stitch
  • Smyrna Cross Stitch
  • Single Cross Stitch
  • Bargello Stitches
  • Tent Stitches

  

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#055 Spring Garden Sampler..



One of a series of lovely little Victorian Garden Samplers, this Spring Garden Sampler vibrates with rebirth! The lady of the house is gardening and everywhere life is blooming! Narcissus, Tulips, Hyacinths, and tiny bees buzzing, and swans swimming.. it's a breath of fresh air... ... click and scroll down for more