Design is stitched on 28 or 32 count fabric using DMC floss or The Gentle Art Sampler Threads equivalent: (Shutter Green (2), Pine (2), Red Plum (2), Presidential Blue (7), Brandy (1), Maple Syrup (1), Huckleberry (2), Tropical Ocean (2), Peacock (3), Black Raspberry Jam (1)), Kreinik, and Mill Hill beads. (thread quantities are approximate). Stitch Count: 28 count fabric: 39.5 cm wide by 28 cm high, or 32 count fabric: 41.5 cm wide by 24 cm high.
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all." Model stitched on fabric of your choice with DMC floss. Stitch Count: 217W x 236H.
"Wisdom's an Evenness of Mind and Soul. A steady Temper which no Cares control, No Passions ruffle, no Desires inflame, still constant to itself and still the same. In doing, we learn." Model stitched on fabric of your choice with DMC floss. Stitch Count:282x275.
"All ye who stand before the fire, pray sit ye down is my desire. That other folk as well as you may see the fire and feel it too." Model stitched on 35" x 10" piece of 28 Ct. Ivory linen using DMC floss. Stitch count is 394W x 44H. Design size is 28.12" x 3.12"
"Be you to others kind and true as you would have others be to you." Model stitched over 2 threads on 36 Ct. American Chestnut linen with Classic Colorworks floss (or DMC 3001, 822, 3011, 3064, 3371, 38326). Stitch Count: 83W x 81H.
"1 for sorrow, 2 for mirth, 3 for a wedding, 4 for a birth, 5 for silver, 6 for gold, 7 for a secret, not to be told. 8 for heaven and 9 for hell, 10 for the devil's own sel." Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. linen using Weeks Dye Works (DMC alternates 310 3829 648 3826). Stitch count: 163w x 157h. Design Size: 11" x 10" (NOTE: the word "sel." in the last omen means "select" or "selection".)
"The early bird gets the worm. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. A little birdie told me. The birds and the bees. For the birds." Model stitched on 35 ct Weeks Parchment Linen using Weeks Dye Works floss. (DMC equivalents provided as 3722 932 931 610 3053 646 422 413 3822 340 3012 210 612 353 420 223 3052 3046). Stitch Count: 158x173. Design Size: 10" x 10"
"I meant to do my work today...but a brown bird sang in the apple tree. And a butterfly flitted across the field. And all the leaves were calling to me." Model stitched over two on 40 Ct. Mallow Linen using Weeks Dye Works and DMC. (DMC alternates for Weeks are 760 975)
"Early Bird & the Worm" Model stitched on 28 Ct. Raw Cashel linen with Gloriana Silk floss, Kreinik Silk Mori, Needlepoint Inc silk, Mill Hill beads and shown with SJ Designs 2mm pearl beads in white and a tiny bumblebee charm. Stitch Count: 60H x 90W. Approximate finished size: 4.3" x 6.4".
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you." Model stitched on fabric of your choice with one color of floss. Finished sizes: 14/28 Ct. fabric 14.21" x 16.79" with 106.9 meters of floss, 16/32 Ct. fabric 12.44" x 14.69" with 93.8 meters of floss, 18/36 Ct. fabric 11.06" x 13.06" with 42.2 meters of floss. The Pavane is a majestic, professional dance for couples which was popular amongst the aristocracy of sixteen and seventeenth century Europe.
"I shot an arrow into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where; For, so swiftly it flew, the sight could not follow it in its flight. I breathed a song into the air, it fell to earth, I knew not where; For who has sight so keen and strong, that it can follow the flight of a song? Long, long afterward, in an oak I found the arrow, still unbroke; and the song from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend". Model stitched on 16 Ct. or 32 Ct. fabric of your choice with DMC floss. Stitch Count: 305W x 247H.
Model stitched over two on 32 Ct Vintage Strawflower linen using Weeks Dye Works, Gentle Arts and Classic Colorworks floss. (DMC alternates are 500 414 415 3770 932 580 501 930 676) Stitch Count: 225W x 78H
Celebrate your love by stitching this sweet sampler. Model stitched over two threads on 36 Ct. Meadow Lark Linen using Gentle Art Sampler Threads (DMC alternates are 433 535 841 223 221 645 950 902 434 3778 3799). Stitch count: 41W x 59H. Design Size: 3" x 4"
Find delight in nature's gifts throughout the year with this traditional nature sampler. Beautiful birds, foliage and and a bouquet of flowers frame the words: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Celebrate the turning of the seasons or a memory of a special day. Or simply personalize with a message unique to you. An instant heirloom.
Stitch count 237w X 141h. Finished size on 28-ct fabric over 2 threads 16-7/8" X 10". Model stitched on 28 Count White Evenweave Fabric.