What’s better than a day at the beach? Especially when it's a beautiful sunny day, with a slight breeze, and the ocean is as blue as the sky. This lovely needlework set of smalls is particularly lovely to stitch and use during the summer, or on vacation at the cottage. There's mermaids under a beach umbrella, the ocean waves are cheerful and the book is fascinating… What more do you need? Fabric needed: 11" x 20" Raw 28ct Cashel Linen, 2 x 11" x 12" Antique White Cashel Linen for book. Accessory packs containing threads, beads, buttons, and finishing mateirals are available by Special Order. Finishing videos available on Victoria Sampler’s website.
Stitch this delicious Gingerbread Retreat Cottage, the ninth addition to the Gingerbread Village! Picture windows at the lower floor show a class in progress. Stitched with yummy silk flosses, Perle Cottons, sparkling beads and many delicious looking ‘candy’ buttons. Finishing instructions and colour photos are included at the end of this leaflet.
See Accessories tab for Thread and Bead pack and Pearl Cotton. White silk floss pack available by Special Order Fabric available separately - please enquire via email or telephone
Delightful three-dimensional Accessory to add atmosphere to your Gingerbread Village! Stitch more than one: some with decorations to place near your favorite buildings, and some without decorations, to suggest a forest around your scene. You will be stitching with yummy silk flosses, on various green linens. Finishing instructions and colour photos are included at the end of this leaflet.
Thread and bead pack available below. Also requires one ball of #8 Pearl Cotton in White (see below). Fabric available separately - please enquire by phone or email message.
“Stitching Under the Oaks” Needlepocket was created to convey that sense of loving cameraderie we feel as we stitch together. It is stitched on a light blue cashel linen with lovely silk flosses, to reflect the beautiful blue skies and bright colours of Florida, a tropical paradise where I’ve taught some special students. The flamingo charms are a whimsical touch. You will find many additional specialty stitches and tidbits on both the front and the BACK of this pocket.
“Whether together or far apart, you are the sister of my Heart." Stitch this beautiful feminine and heartfelt “Sister” Sampler! Elegant and timeless, yet fitting more modern decor, this sampler is just the thing to celebrate your own sister, or those who are sisters of your heart. You will enjoy stitching bands of specialty stitches, flowers, and lovely Hardanger lace, as you work with the overdyed silk flosses chosen for their joy and happy feelings. Design size: 268h x 64w (19.1”h x 4.6”w) stitched on 14 ct or over-2 on 28ct Model: 28ct Raw Linen Cashel
Easter is a wonderful time of year, full of hope and renewal. In this sampler we’re on the hunt for yummy chocolate and candy eggs the Easter Bunny left for the kids. What fun and laughter, as they run all over in heady anticipation of their treasures!
Store all your beautiful stitching tools in this luscious Stitcher's Etui! We carry a limited quantity of solid wood trays 11" x 15" to fit. Orrr.. frame the little sampler to hang on your walls. Orrr.. finish the pocket, scissors case, needle case and magnet separately! Excellent instructions and colour photos are included in this leaflet, and a DVD is available too (by special order only).
This seventh addition to the Gingerbread Village is stitched on Gingerbread colored linen and is dripping with white icing, and elegant roof details. Richly decorated with Christmas buttons, Doubles as a box for your needlework tools and scissors! Stitched with yummy overdyed silk flosses, Perle Cottons, sparkling beads and delicious looking ‘candy’ buttons!
Stitched in muted rustic tones, here is a folk art bird that I hope will fly right into your heart! Cathy Jean lives in a cozy home in the country called Appletree Cottage, and the cheerful Wrens, Chickadees, and Nuthatches are welcome visitors to the bird feeders on her porch.
A beautiful Hardanger bellpull with "Welcome" spelled out in lovely floral hearts.
Design size: 40w x 206h (2.85" wide X 14.75" high) Model: 28ct Flax Cashel - red colourway 28ct Platinum Cashel - heirloom pink colourway. (Cut 6" X 18" for bellpull finishing or 9” X 21” for framing.)
Merry Christmas! These brand new Button Up ornaments are the fourth in the Christmas line.. and are they ever cute! A cosy sheep wearing earmuffs and striped scarf, and a roly poly snowman wishing you sparkling snow will look wonderful on a country tree this year! Pick this up.. they are a quick stitch and so fun to finish with Cathy Jean's handmade wooden buttons!
Thea’s beautiful new Christmas sampler is inspired by the earliest printed version of this nautical Christmas Carol: “I Saw Three Ships”! The verse is from a 17th Century version of the carol.. and the words are beautifully illustrated in each of the sampler bands.
Thea’s created a new Small Farm Sampler! Old McDonald’s Farm is a companion to Pumpkin Patch Farm, Babe’s Honey Farm, Ravenhill Farm, Oldfield Orchard Farm, Strawberry Fields Farm and Jingle Bells Christmas Tree Farm. Fun for your kids and yourself, enjoy stitching this new Farm Sampler!
Design area: 72w x 175h (5.1”w x 12.25”h) Model: 28ct Ice Blue Cashel Linen: (Cut fabric: 11”w x 18”h)
Savor the joy of earth’s beauty, and live in the moment! The beautiful Hollyhocks, Morning Glory, Cone Flowers, Lavender, Zinnias and Sunflowers just make you smile. This sampler is full of gratitude for our garden blessings. The Victoria Sampler provides the “Laughing in Flowers” Accessory Pack. It includes overdyed silks and cottons, plus beads and buttons to enhance the scene. Enjoy stitching!
This adorable mama chicken and her two chicks are looking forward to sweet Spring grasses and warm sunshine sitting among fir boughs and tiny buttons. One large and two smaller ornaments are quick and easy to stitch.
Tartlet tins and thread and bead pack available under Accessories.
Design area: 32h x 33w (2.3”h x 2.35” w) Model: 28ct Dirty Linen Cashel Linen (Cut fabric: 5.5" h X 5.5" w)
This beautiful little needlework caddy will give you endless enjoyment as you stitch and finish it! Shaped like a small clutch purse, with a flat bottom, and a gusset on each side decorated with pulled thread eyelets. On the back of the etui is a lovely saying with some sweet floral sprigs, and on the front is a flap decorated with pots of specialty stitched flowers. It's just beautiful!
A fourth Tartlet Chart! Cathy’s cute baby Goat, Piglet and Lamb with fir boughs and tiny pastel buttons. All are still in snow but waiting for the oncoming Spring. They are quick and easy to stitch with your choice of pastel or red buttons available in our Accessory Pack and are asy to finish in our Tartlet Tins.
"K" is for Knitter is the eleventh sampler in a set of 24 combination samplers that focus on a different letter of the Alphabet. This chart includes various decorative alphabet letters, hundreds of new and traditional spot motifs and specialty stitches all starting with the letter N. Individual motifs can be used in lots of ways - card inserts, name tags, gift tags, personalized accessories...
"N" is for Nurse is the fourteenth sampler in a set of 24 combination samplers that focus on a different letter of the Alphabet. This chart includes various decorative alphabet letters, hundreds of new and traditional spot motifs and specialty stitches all starting with the letter N. Individual motifs can be used in lots of ways - card inserts, name tags, gift tags, personalized accessories...
Learn how to finish your work as a quilted wall-hanging and see how easy beautiful finishing can be! This project will delight you with various stitches, and the colours of the silks and fabric compliment the sentiment. At the back of this leaflet, you’ll find a thorough step-by-step finishing guide with colour photographs to help you finish this sampler.
This lovely sampler celebrates the start of a new year. Explosions of fireworks shimmer over the water, a band playing great dance music, dancers, a cityscape where neon lights and fireworks herald another year, and Old Father Time and Baby New Year as the sands of time run out on the old year. This piece can hang in pride of place throughout the holidays and beyond!
These fun and quick to stitch mini-sampler designs are dedicated to all those special people who are born in May, June, July, and August! The motifs are taken from our very popular Birthday needlerolls, but this time you get all four designs in one leaflet.
A companionable needlework accessory set showing stitchers gathered together to stitch. The set consists of a scissors fob, needlebook, and scissors sheath and a pocket to hold them in. Beautiful flowers, a nice selection of specialty stitches, even a pretty bit of Hardanger. Complete instructions for specialty stitches and finishing.
Stitch this collection of Smalls with a Seaside theme! This design includes many different items. A Mystic Stitcher’s Pocket, two different needlebooks, a scissors case, a scissors fob and a biscornu (pincushion). Vines with roses embellish all these pieces, and a mix of village houses, stitchers, ships, lighthouses, and Hardanger lace are featured.
Wonderful set of poinsettia-themed pictures and accessories. The chart includes the patterns for two framed pieces, a gift bag, needleroll, ornament, and Altoid tin cover.
Colours are in the pink range but could easily be changed to accommodate tastes. Accessory pack available by special order and contains the threads and embellishments to complete all the items in the colour range shown.
A very pretty bellpull for Christmas! A bright pair of cardinals perch on a branch amid falling snowflakes. A lovely Hardanger accent shapes the bottom and two pretty specialty-stitch borders separates the elements.
Bonus sugarplum ornament chart and instructions included. Matching Christmas stocking in the Accessories tab!
Thread and bead pack available by special order - please enquire.
Christmas Sampler and matching Sugarplum ornament, a scrumptiously sweet confection of Hardanger flounces and ribbons. Sampler can be made up very easily and quickly into a bellpull using simple bellpull hardware.
Thread & bead pack available under Accessories tab (below). Bellpull hardware also available - please enquire.