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#052 'A' is for Angel!

This new "A" Sampler is the first 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. 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 in 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 yourself 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 begin stitching the "A" sampler on it. 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

"A" 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)



  • Gloriana Silk #045 “Lacquered Gold” - (multi gold)
  • Gloriana Silk #135 “Bellagio” - (multi blue, green, rose, gold, mauve)
  • TG SNC #9713 “Desert Moss” - (multi green, peach, gold, blue)
  • Caron Waterlilies #155 “Steel” - (multi steel blues)
  • Access Soie Perle #550 - grey green
  • Access Soie Perle #Creme - cream
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #102 - vatican gold
  • Kreinik Mori #4215 - olive green med
  • Kreinik Mori #4216 - olive green dk
  • Kreinik Mori #103 - rose lt
  • Access Au ver a Soie #4645 - rose med
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk
  • Access Au ver a Soie #4633 - antique mauve lt
  • Access Au ver a Soie #4635 - antique mauve med
  • Access Au ver a Soie #4626 - antique mauve dk
  • Kreinik Mori #8000 - white
  • Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
  • Needlepoint Inc. #0964 - taupe med
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton #642 - taupe lt
  • SJ Designs seed bead #11059 - silver



Extra Materials Needed:

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

Stitches used in this Sampler:
  • Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • French Knots
  • Satin Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelet
  • Alicia’s Lace
  • Arrow Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Arrowhead Stitch
  • Algerian Plaited Stitch
  • Assissi
  • Cross Stitch over one fabric thread
  • Alamance Bargello
  • Double Running Stitch


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