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Strawberry Fields

THIRD IN THE 'SMALL FARM' SERIES

Accessory Pack Info below!

There are so many wonderful small family farms near my home, and over the years I’ve wanted to stitch some of them into samplers. Strawberry Fields Farm is a companion to Ravenhill Farm and Jingle Bells farms. This Farm Sampler was based on one of my favorite memories of childhood, my first paying job picking strawberries! I remember feeling so grown-up (at 12 years old) as I bussed from the city to the fields on our peninsula.  There I transferred to the ‘picker’s bus’ and was driven to the fields. I loved those clear summer mornings. It’s probably my imagination, but it seems that there were never any cloudy days, only lovely clear sunny ones,  I picked quickly to fill my halecks full of ripe red jam berries. Behind the fields was a secret spring of cool water to slake our thirst in the heat of the day and I often brought ham sandwiches and apples for my lunch. At the end of the day I’d be sunburned but so happy with my days’ wages. I hope I've included at least some of those feelings in this sampler! At the top of the Strawberry Fields Farm sampler you’ll find a yellow farm house, a small shed surrounded by fields of strawberries. Lower down you will see a strawberry picker, harvesting the delicious fruits. Be careful not to taste too many juicy berries! Then another shed for jam making, and the cart full of flats of berry halecks, and the title band surrounded by strawberry vines. Finally, at the bottom is a wonderful Tea House advertising “Tea and Strawberries” with two ladies in their red sun hats enjoying some strawberry iced tea. Each of the bands are separated by interesting specialty stitched bands. Parts of this design can be stitched separately, and can be used in many different ways. The top and bottom scenes are both wonderful as stand-alone designs, perhaps using the petit alphabet (on our website in the Sweet Pea nametag in the Free Patterns) to personalize your sampler. You could also use some of the motifs for a nametag, greeting card, or strawberry stitching accessories. I’m sure your imagination can supply lots more uses for all these dear little motifs. Enjoy bringing this delightful farm sampler to life! - Thea

    
Strawberry Fields Farm Sampler

Design Area: 186h x 72w (13.25" high x 5.1" wide)
Model: Zweigart 28ct Olive Green Cashel Linen
(Cut fabric: 19" X 11" for framing)

Go to our Catalogue or Catalogue to see
the matching Ravenhill Herb Farm Sampler
and the Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm Sampler !

ACCESSORY PACK: Ask for the Strawberry Fields Farm Sampler Accessory Pack at participating needlework shops. They are also available online in our Catalogue.

  • Strawberry Fields Farm Sampler MAIN Accessory Pack
    (enough to stitch the sampler)

    Bundle A
    Gloriana silk #096 “Summer Foliage” - yellow greens lt
    Gloriana silk #117 “Elizabethan Green” - olive greens dk
    Gentle Art “Maple Syrup” - multi red browns
    Kreinik Mori #0104 - rose med
    Kreinik Mori #1114 - red med
    Kreinik Mori #1114 - red med (French Knot)
    Kreinik Mori #2032 - yellow
    Kreinik Mori #2032 - yellow (Colonial Knot)
    Kreinik Mori #8000 - white
    Bundle B
    Kreinik Mori #1117 - red dk
    Kreinik Mori #3042 - pale pink
    Kreinik Mori #4166 - blue green
    Kreinik Mori #4077 - green dk
    Kreinik Mori #7086 - golden yellow
    Kreinik Mori #8050 - black
    Au ver a Soie #1435 - steel blue dk
    Bundle C
    Au ver a Soie #2126 - yellow green
    Au ver a Soie #3011 - pink
    Au ver a Soie #4912 - blue
    Au ver a Soie #3334 - mauve
    Needlepoint Inc. #0126 - brick red dk
    Needlepoint Inc. #0974 - brown
    Bundle D

    SJ Designs petite bead #1809 - apple green
    SJ Designs petite bead #1876 - blue
    SJ Designs petite bead #1816 - yellow gold
    SJ Designs petite bead #1805 - white

Extra Materials Needed:

  • Evenweave Fabric - Zweigart Olive Green 28ct Cashel Linen
    

Stitches used in this Sampler:
   
  • Cross Stitch over two
  • Cross Stitch over one
  • Backstitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Beadwork
  • French Knots
  • Lazy Daisy Stitch
  • Bargello
  • Star Stitch
  • Queen Stitch
  • Smyrna Cross Stitch
  • Modified Smyrna
  • Double Leviathan Stitch
  • Partial Diamond Eyelet
  • Three Sided Eyelet Stitch
  • Arrowhead Stitch
  • Plait Stitch
  • Partial Rhodes Stitch
  • Fern Stitch
  • Modified Leviathan Cross Stitch
  • Colonial Knot
    Long Armed Cross

   

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