Friendship Sampler counted stitch chart
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Friendship Sampler counted stitch chart

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In Thea's words:

A Sampler, Needleroll
and Boxtop Set!

"Friends are Blossoms
In the Garden of Life"

Mauve and violet Zinnias, Gillyflowers and Chrysanthemums (symbolizing thoughts of friends), and purple Forget-me-nots (symbolizing faithful love and memories) are represented in this elegant and dainty Friendship sampler. Worked on antique white pure linen, the colours of this design are based on the purple, soft violet and green of the beautiful Coventry Garden overdyed thread. The matching multicoloured blue-green and fuschia beads are lined with silver for that extra sparkle, and the use of delicate gold braid adds a touch of golden sunlight for happiness.

At the bottom of the sampler, the exquisite Hardanger heart in the middle symbolizes the love between friends. On either side are two different intricately woven Hardanger Hearts representing the special people who form that friendship. I stitched this sampler to celebrate the joyful giving and receiving of friendship and love in my life. I appreciate each and every friend and this is my tribute to the blossoms in my garden..

NOTE: The Friends Forever ornament shown on the upper right of the main photo is a free pattern! The pattern will only be available online, in our VS Club area. Please fill in our Mailing List to become a member.

In the leaflet, directions are also given for the lovely needleroll pictured here. The verse is the focal point, and the garden of friendship flowers surrounds it. Rhodes Hearts finish off this delicate needleroll!

I've also designed a separate Needlework Project Box top to match! The same glorious blossoms frame the word "friendship" and two Rhodes Hearts symbolizes your friendship. There is even space for you to include two names, or other words of friendship and love..
    

LARGE SAMPLER
Design area: 157h x 64w (11.2" x 4") Model: 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen (Cut fabric: 18" X 11")
NEEDLEROLL:
Design area: 74h x 64w (5.25" x 4.6") 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen
(Cut fabric: 12" X 8")
BOXTOP:
Design area: 39h x 96w (2.7" x 6.5") for white box top Model: 28ct Antique White Cashel Linen (Cut fabric for framing or box top: 9" X 13")
    

TWO ACCESSORY PACKS: Ask for the Main Accessory Pack and the Friends Forever Tiny Accessory Pack at participating needlework shops. They are also available online in our Catalogue.

1. #036P The MAIN ACCESSORY Pack available for this design contains more than enough silk, cotton and metallic threads needed for the large sampler, needleroll and box top.

  • Access Soie Perlee #58 - jade green
  • Kreinik #4 Braid #002 - gold
  • Access Trebizond TRA 595 - periwinkle
  • Au Ver A Soie #1343 - dark periwinkle
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #6112 - antique pink light
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #6116 - antique pink dark
  • SJ Designs beads #53 - white translucent
  • SJ Designs beads #59P - multicolour rainbow
  • Blended Needle: Mori #4166 - dark green
  • Blended Needle: Mori #0434 - antique yellow-green
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #4166 - dark green
  • Kreinik Silk More #0434 - antique yellow-green
  • Kreinik Silk Mori #8000 - white
  • Needle Necessities - #178 - Coventry Garden

2. NEW! #TAP02 "Tiny" Acc Pack for Friends Forever! This contains enough thread to complete the little Free Pattern on our website (in the VS Club to members only).

  • Needle Necessities #178 - Coventry Garden
  • Kreinik Mori #0434 - mediom moss green
  • Kreinik Mori #4166 - dark Victorian green
  • Kreinik #4 braid #002 - gold
  • Au ver a Soie/Soie D'Alger #1343 - purple

Extra Materials Needed for sampler:

  • DMC #8 Perle Cotton - white
  • DMC #12 Perle Cotton - white
  • Antique White Cashel Linen

Stitches used in this Sampler:
   
  • Cross Stitch
  • Backstitch
  • Lazy Daisy
  • Modified Eyelets
  • Foliage Stitch
  • Straight Stitch
  • Three Sided Eyelet Pulled Stitch
  • Smyrna Cross
  • Scotch Stitch
  • Plait Stitch
  • Rhodes Hearts
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Foursided Hemstitch
  • Modified Smyrna Cross
  • Pulled Thread Stitches
  • Kloster Blocks
  • Algerian Eyes
  • Four Sided Stitches
  • Blanket Stitch
  • Woven Spider Web
  • Divided Wrapped Bars
  • Greek Cross
  • Edelweiss Flower
  • Dove's Eyes
  • Woven Bars
  • Whipped Spider Web


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