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#042 "Winter
Garden" Sampler!

Sixth in the "Victorian Garden" Series

Stitched with all silk threads, on smoky pearl linen, this sampler was a joy to design from start to finish! A jaunty snowman and his woodland friends are part of this delightful Winter Garden. Stitched using silk floss, overdyed silk, silk ribbon, silver metallic, and sparkling crystal beads on Smokey Pearl linen, this frosty garden sampler is a colourful addition to the Victorian Garden series. As you walk into this garden at the bottom of the sampler, you'll see a little fenced area surrounded with bird houses and feeders Some chickadees and red cardinals are enjoying the winter feast of seeds and berries on the bushes. Further on you'll find Hardanger snowflakes, and a band of holly, right under the first sign of spring, a bed of snowdrops in a sheltered corner of the garden. Right there you'll see some more chickadees in the pine trees, and a branch with berries to feed on. At the end of the garden, someone has built a snowman, and he watches over the bunnies and birds. This Learning Sampler is perfect for the beginning through intermediate specialty stitcher. You will practice some very basic Hardanger, Algerian Eyelets, Lazy Daisy Stitches, some Hemstitching, pulled Four Sided Stitches, Plait Stitches, Modified Crosses, Couching, Backstitching, and Colonial Knots. Take some time to walk through this delightful Winter Garden !


Design Area: 30w x 114h (2 .1" Wide x 8.1" High)
Model: 28ct Smoky Pearl Cashel Linen: (Cut 8" X 14" for framing or 6" X 14" for bell pull)

#042P Winter Garden Sampler Accessory Pack:
The Accessory Pack available for this design contains all the silks, and metallic threads used in the sampler, including the Caron "Evergreen" overdyed silk. Leaflet and Accessory Pack available at your local needlework shop! The Winter Garden Accessory Pack contains:

  • Kreinik #4 Braid #001HL silver
  • Kreinik Mori #8000 white
  • Kreinik Mori #5055 slate blue med dk
  • Kreinik Mori #4167 green dk· Kreinik Mori #923 yellow
  • Needlepoint Inc. Silk #0974 brown med
  • Access Au Ver a Soie #4624 cranberry
  • Access Au Ver a Soie #3346 grey-brown
  • Access Au Ver a Soie #Noir black
  • Access Au Ver a Soie #5384 teal
  • Access Au Ver a Soie #0545 tangerine
  • Access Soie Perlee white
  • Caron Collection Waterlilies - evergreen
  • SJ Designs Beads #1813 red
  • SJ Designs Beads #1818 silver
  • YL1 4mm silk ribbon #001 white

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Smoky pearl 28ct linen

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Colonial Knots
  • Backstitch
  • Plait Stitch
  • Couching
  • Modified Crosses
  • Upright Crosses
  • Woven Ribbon Hemstitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Woven Bars
  • Dove's Eyes
  • Four Sided Stitches


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