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#100 Heirloom Stitching Sampler

A Stitched Family Heirloom!
"Grandma loved her fancywork and passed it on to me. My daughter found her needleart at my dear mother’s knee. Our love and lives are intertwined for all of us to see. The threads with which I stitch today connect our family" - Thea

This 10th addition to the Heirloom Sampler Series celebrates our love of stitching, as well as the bond stitching forms in our families, as it’s passed on through the years. Needlework was passed from mother to daughter, from grandmother to grandaughter in those loving quiet moments of yesteryear. I hope you also feel the love and connection with your own mothers, aunts and grandmothers and all the stitchers that came before you as you create this exquisite heirloom for your own family. The top Alphabet and floral motif set the ‘tone’ of the sampler, and they are followed by lovely specialty stitch bands to showcase the stitcher’s skill. I’ve included over 38 specialty stitches in this sampler, along with clear instructions and diagrams! The three domestic scenes depict stitchers of the various times in history. The top scene shows a colonial scene with a spinning wheel and various members of the household engaged in the necessary tasks. The middle scene shows a 'forties' living room, and finally our modern times are depicted with men and children with our stitchers. This design will become an Heirloom prized by all your family and their descendents! Stitch it for yourself, and evoke a special connection with your own family of stitchers! - Thea

Design area
434h x 64w (31”h x 4.6”w)
Model: 28ct Raw Linen Cashel
(Cut fabric: 37” x 11”)

  • Another version of the verse could give people more options:
    "My Aunt (Sister, etc) loved her fancywork and passed it on to me. I practiced well my needleart and share it all with thee. Our love and lives are intertwined for all of us to see. The threads with which I stitch today connect our family" - Thea

    for the Heirloom Stitching Sampler Main Accessory Pack at participating needlework shops. They are also available online in our Catalogue.

    Heirloom Stitching Sampler 
    #100P - MAIN
    Accessory Pack
    (enough to stitch this long sampler)

    Kreinik #4 braid - #102 - vatican gold (1 spool)

    Au ver a Soie/Soie Perlee #550 grey green - 2 yards 
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #178 "Mocha" - 1.5 yards
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #116 "Olive Grove" - 2 yards
    Gentle Art - Sampler T. - Tarnish Gold - 3 yards
    Gentle Art - Sampler T. - Antique Rose - 2 yards
    Au ver a Soie/Soie D'alger #3412 - tan lt - 1 yards
    Needlepoint Inc. #0923 - grey blue med - .5 yards
    Caron Collection "Waterlilies" #155 - "Steel" - 1.5 yards
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #172 "Arroyo" - 3 yards 
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #117 "Elizabethan Green" - 2 yards
    Gentle Art - Sampler T. - Harvest Basket - 2.5 yards 
    Kreinik Mori #7124 - cream - 9 yards 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0714 - wine red - 1.5 yards
    Needlepoint Inc. #0972 - taupe - 1yard
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #045 "Lacquered Gold" - 1 yard
    Gloriana Silk Floss - #046 "Fallen Leaves" - 1 yard
    Au ver a Soie/Soie D'alger #3826 - golden brown dk - 1 yard
    Needlepoint Inc. #0121 - flesh - 2 yards
    Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk - 1.5 yards 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0755 - pink med dk - 1 yard
    Needlepoint Inc. #0925 - grey blue dk - 1 yard 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - grey brown - 2 yards 
    Needlepoint Inc. #0966 - grey green dk - 4 yards

    SJ Designs petite beads #1859 - silver - 100
    SJ Designs petite beads #1856 - opal - 50
    SJ Designs petite bead #1816 - clear gold - 75
    SJ Designs petite beads #18104 - dusty rose - 100
    Mill Hill seed beads #00123 - cream - 25
    Access Commodities Aventurine Heart bead - green - 2
    Access Commodities Mother of Pearl heart bead - white - 4 

    Extra Materials Needed:

    Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart
    Model: 28ct Raw Linen Cashel:
    (Cut fabric: 37” x 11”)

    DMC #8 and #12 Perle Cotton - ecru (Not in Accessory Pack)

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch over two
  • Cross Stitch over one
  • Backstitch
  • Satin Stitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Beadwork
  • French Knots
  • Fan Lace  
  • Smyrna Crosses
  • Arrowhead Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch 
  • Elongated Queen Stitch
  • Double Levaithan Stitch
  • Jacobean Couching
  • Triple Rice
  • Algerian Eyelet
  • Elongated Rice Stitch
  • Elongated Smyrna
  • Running Stitch
  • Pins Stitch
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Upright Cross
  • Four Sided Stitch 
  • Square Eyelet
  • Diamond Eyelet
  • Herringbone Hem 
  • Klosters  
  • Woven Bars
  • Dove's Eyes
  • Greek Cross
  • Partial Rhodes 
  • Double Cross
  • Bargello Wave
  • Leviathan Variation
  • Bargello Lace
  • Norwich Stitch
  • Ray Stitch
  • Quodlibet Stitch
  • Double Herringbone

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