This piece celebrates many of the pollination heroes in world. There are native bees, of course, as well as birds, insects and mammals who are doing the essential work of pollinating the natural world. So let's give a little appreciation to some of the many creatures who keep our world full of glori... Read more
Even a greenhouse needs pollinators! This piece was inspired by the idea of peering through the windows of an elaborate white-framed greenhouse. The finish offers a great opportunity for stitchers to build on their skills to create a new shape.
The model is stitched on 40 count "Frie... Read more
Another new entry in the Tudor Menagerie, the Hare is a symbol of spring and this one celebrates beautiful spring blooms and a soft seasonal palette.
The model is stitched on 40 count "Cocoa" linen from Fiber On A Whim. Stitch count is 59 wide x 107 high. The model is trimmed with "Old Cement" velveteen and "Vintage" chenille, both from Lady Dot Creates
The first in my seasonal series, designed for stitchers to pop into the same standard 6 x 8" frame. Model stitched 2 over 2 on 32-count "Soft Ivory" by Zweigart using the Spring Stitcher's Palette by Cottage Garden Threads Bookshelf Edit. Colours: JK17 Austen, JK21 Parfum, JK22 Foxing, J... Read more
The second in my seasonal series, designed for stitchers to pop into the same standard 6 x 8" frame. Model stitched 2 over 2 on 32-count "Soft Ivory" by Zweigart using the Summer Stitcher's Palette by Cottage Garden Threads Bookshelf Edit. Colours: JK16 Mercator, JK12 Conservatory, JK09 ... Read more
The third in my seasonal series, designed for stitchers to pop into the same standard 6 x 8" frame. Model stitched 2 over 2 on 32-count "Soft Ivory" by Zweigart using the Autumn Stitcher's Palette by Cottage Garden Threads Bookshelf Edit. Colours: JK02 Leatherbound, JK08 Gilt, JK04 Firep... Read more
The fourth in my seasonal series, designed for stitchers to pop into the same standard 6 x 8" frame. Model stitched 2 over 2 on 32-count "Soft Ivory" by Zweigart using the Winter Stitcher's Palette by Cottage Garden Threads Bookshelf Edit. Colours: JK20 Scandalous, JK11 Chamomile Tea, JK... Read more
The "Work Cushion" pattern from Cottage Garden Threads is an ingenious design that creates an adjustable pillow with different heights to create an ergonomic work surface for your lap while stitching, as well as a bunch of little pockets for tools and threads.
Previously a very limited Cottage Garden Threads exclusive, this design features a quote from Zelda Fitzgerald - wife of F Scott Fitzgerald and a writer in her own right. It was created for the 'Hearts for Pam' project and features the joint threadpack used by all the designers who contributed. (Thi... Read more
Note from designer: Isabella Hunter was born February 16, 1875 in Troon, Ayrshire, Scotland. There was a paper originally attached to the back of the sampler with the written words "Isa(bella) & Ma". This suggests that maybe Isa and her mother worked on this sampler together.
Welcome to the wonderful world of CRS 1713 which is filled with peacocks, deer, flowers, ladies in beautiful dresses and so much more! CRS 1713 is an antique sampler from the Saxon region of Germany which I am reproducing.
The overall stitch count for the entire piece is 160 x 874. I am r... Read more
Laura Vorgensen 1853 is a reproduction of a gorgeous antique German sampler. Laura was a very skilled stitcher, using multiple specialty stitches and a variety of colors to create her beautiful sampler. I have provided stitch diagrams for the specialty stitches. The sampler is stitched in Hand-dyed Fibers silks. I've also provided a DMC conversion.
Arabesque is my Art Deco-ish contribution to the world of red samplers. This design started with the alphabet and it was so fun finding and developing motifs that had the same general feel. I love the slightly asymmetrical look of the mandala on the bottom left and the fan in the upper right. But fo... Read more
Florigraphica 2 - African Daisy is the third in my Florgraphica 2 series which features Cottage Garden Threads for the flowers. Where my other designs used two colors of CGT threads for the flowers, this one uses only one, Viola. I have also provided a DMC conversion in the chart. You can also find ... Read more
Follow the Sun is a bright, tropical postcard-size piece sure to bring a smile to your customers' faces. Stitched in fun Weeks Dye Works colors, it's the perfect small design for your customers to kit up for vacation, stay-cation, or whenever they need to brighten the dark days of winter. As always,... Read more
Fall Sunshine is the first in a seasonal series of smalls featuring mandalas. Fall Sunshine is stitched in gorgeous jewel-toned over-dyed flosses. As always, I provide a DMC conversion in the chart as well. This design was previously released in the fall issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher ... Read more
The wise, the gentle Wizard Cat predicts the future and he has good news for you! This adorable pattern is sure to bring a smile to a friend's face and is oh so relaxing to stitch -- like filling in a coloring book! This pattern is worked up in some very cool COSMO floss colors, as you can see in t... Read more
The Queen of Thread stitches in red! This adorable cross stitch pattern would look great personalized to any queen and hung in the craft room! Quick to work up with some gorgeous overdyed flosses on polka-dot linen!
The model was stitched over 2 threads on 36 count Mini Dots Basalt on White Edinburgh Linen by Zweigart using Cottage Garden Threads. Stitch Count: 73 wide x 152 tall
The Birmingham Girls Sampler honors the four young girls who were killed in the 1963 16th Street church bombing in Birmingham AL. As stitchers we often revere samplers stitched by school aged girls.The victims of this hatred were in the age range of school girl sampler stitchers. I used many traditi... Read more
Spring Quaker: Bunnies & Chicks It's hard not to feel cheerful when spring arrives. This monochromatic quaker is sure to get you in the mood for Spring. Colorful bunnies, chicks,and floral motifs fill this quaker design. The chart is 159 x 101 stitches. The framed model was stitched on 32 ct linen... Read more