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Heirloom Memories Sampler!
A SAMPLER,  SMALL SAMPLER AND NEEDLEROLL SET!

Roses for 'love', Rosemary for 'remembrance', Pansies for 'thoughts of you', and delicate sprigs of Forget me Nots are stitched into this nostalgic sampler of memories and love. The colours are soft and muted silks, ivory and taupe silk perles, augmented by the sparkle of my favorite metallic silvery gold threads, with lustrous pearls for a rich effect. Stitched on Platinum linen, this sampler is in the style of an antique Memorial Sampler and I hope that stitching it will ease the loss of losing a loved one, as well as creating a commemorative needlework to their memory. You can also change the words, as I did on the smaller one, to give a memento of yourself to friends and loved ones! You'll love the easy way the top floral spray is worked! The words "Forever in my Heart" is my personal choice for this sampler, but I encourage you to choose words that are particularly meaningful to you, or to the person for whom it is meant! There is a Large Heirloom Memories Sampler, the Small Heirloom Memories Sampler, and a Needleroll design which is also suitable for framing. (The ornament, a separate FREE pattern, is available in the VS Club.) I invite you to use all the elements and bands of the sampler to embellish other items you might like... such as a photo frame, a pillow, or sachets full of dried rose petals or rosemary. However you use these designs, please embroider in remembrance and love, to honour those people in your life who are absent but not forgotten....
  


Heirloom Memories Needleroll

LARGE SAMPLER
Design area: 157h x 64w (9.8" x 4") Model: 32ct Belfast Linen - Platinum (Cut fabric: 16" X 10")

SMALL SAMPLER:
Design area: 120h x 48w (7.5" x 3") Model: 32ct Belfast Linen - Platinum (Cut fabric: 14" X 9")

NEEDLEROLL:
Design area: 63h x 48w (4 " x 3") Model: 32ct Belfast Linen - Platinum (Cut fabric:10" X 7")


Small Heirloom Memories Sampler

Heirloom Memories ACCESSORY PACK: available for this design contains more than enough silk, cotton and metallic threads needed for the large sampler or the small sampler and needleroll. Ask for your Accessory Pack at your local needlework shop!
    
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #8084 - grey-blue
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #0115 - pink medium
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #0634 - antique mauve dark
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #6074 - light pink 
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #6124 - antique mauve med 
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #8000 - white
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #8055 - taupe dark
  • Au Ver A Soie #1741 - platinum
  • Au Ver A Soie #3422 - taupe med
  • Access Soie Perlee #Crème - cream 
  • Access Soie Perlee #561 - taupe
  • Access trebizond #TRA 515 Duchesse Rose
  • Access Mother of Pearl Heart Beads
  • SJ Designs Petite Beads #1859 - silver 
  • SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads - white
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #102 - Vatican gold
  • YLI 7mm silk ribbon - #1 white
  • YLI 4mm silk ribbon - #164 tan
  • Caron Waterlilies #011 - Pebbles

  
Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Pins and Pulled Wave
  • Bargello
  • Rhodes Hearts
  • Diamond Eyes
  • Satin Stitches
  • Van Dyke Stitch
  • Upright Cross
  • Queen Stitch
  • Japanese Ribbon Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Couching
  • Wave Hemstitch
  • Rice Stitch
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Four Sided Hemstitch
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Woven Bars
  • Divided Wrapped Bars
  • Doves Eye
  • Bullion Knots
  • Colonial Knots
  • French Knots
  • Attaching beads

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