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"L" is for Librarian!>

“L” is for Librarian is the twelfth in a set of 24 charming and eclectic combination samplers that focus on a different letter of the Alphabet. They include various decorative alphabet letters, hundreds of new and traditional spot motifs and specialty stitches all starting with the letter “L”. The very last sampler includes X, Y and Z. Each sampler is stitched using a palette of earthy yet vibrant colours of silk floss, gloriously delicious overdyed silks, perlee silks, and beads. If you are planning to finish one sampler at a time, you can use the placement of the hemstitching on the Main Chart to help you edge a bellpull, or you can either include or leave out the hemstitching and frame as is. You might also want to stitch one or several of the samplers side by side, to match the initials in your name, or the initials of a couple’s last names! Another way to use the 24 samplers is to stitch each successive sampler on a large piece of linen to make a gorgeous Heirloom Alphabet Wallhanging. Check the set-up instructions at the back of this leaflet, for the size of the 28ct Platinum Linen recommended for this hanging and where to place the “L” sampler. No matter what you decide to do with your alphabet samplers, each one will give you hours of stitching fun while you learn, alphabetically! - Thea

"L" is for Librarian Sampler

Design area for Sampler 44w x 180h (3.1" Wide x 12.85" High)
Model: 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen: (Cut fabric: 9" wide x 19" long for framing)

'L' SAMPLER ACCESSORY PACK - in Bundles for easier sorting!!! :)

NOTE: To make your thread sorting much easier, we have sorted your fibers into bundles within the Accessory Pack. Each of these bundles contains at least one easily identifyable thread so you can tell which bundle is which. We have also posted the quantity in yards for each of the threads after each thread listed below. All these suggestions have come from our kind stitchers... Thank you for helping make our products soo much easier to use. In future, we'll be including these features for the more complicated and colourful Accessory Packs for your convenience. :)

    Gloriana Silk #045 “Lacquered Gold” - multi gold
    Gloriana Silk #135 “Bellagio” - multi blue, green, cherry, gold
    Gloriana Silk #116 “Olive Grove” - multi greens
    Kreinik Mori #0103 - rose lt
    Kreinik Mori #6126 - purple dk
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
    Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk
    DMC #12 Perle Cotton #642 - tauple lt
    YLI 4mm silk ribbon #022 - mauve

    Caron Waterlilies #155 “Steel” - multi steel blues
    Caron Waterlilies #138 “Winter Wheat” - multi mauve, rose, gold
    Gentle Art “Sable” - browns lt
    Kreinik #4 Braid #102 - vatican gold
    Access Au ver a Soie #4633 - antique mauve lt
    Kreinik Mori #4216 - olive green dk
    DMC #12 Perle Cotton #blanc - white

    SJ Designs seed bead #11059 - silver
    SJ Designs seed bead #11114 - bronze iris
    #24 tapestry needle
    #10 short beading needle

           14M spool of Cream Soie Perlee in each Accessory Pack.

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen or other choice
  • optional - DMC #12 Perle Cotton #642 taupe lt or other choice of fiber for the Hemstitching around the outside.
  • #24 tapestry needle
  • #10 short beading needle

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Leaf Diamond Stitch
  • Long Armed Cross Stitch
  • Lazy Roman Stitch
  • Linked Stitch
  • Loop Stitch
  • Lace Stitch
  • Laced Wheel Stitch
  • Long Upright Cross Stitch
  • Lattice and Cross Filling
  • Lozenge Satin Stitch
  • Long Stitch
  • Laid Oriental Stitch
  • Laidwork
  • Leviathan, Double
  • Leaf Medallion Stitch
  • Leaf Stitch
  • Ladder Hemstitch
  • Lettering
  • Lazy Daisy Stitch
  • Link Stitch
  • Cross Stitch
  • Beadwork
  • French Knot
  • Straight Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Running Stitch
  • Satin Stitches


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