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Castle Sampler

Release date: January, 1992

Stitch count: 208H x 190W
Model stitched on: 25 count ivory Lugana® from Zweigart®
Model size: 16.5" x 15.25"

Chart: Hand drawn originally. Later, computer generated.
Leaflet: not available
Kit: not available
Downloadable chart: available

Design available via PatternsOnLine.com ONLY

©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215


Description: This is an unusual sampler featuring an over one alphabet incorporated into the outer border. Against a tapestry-look background, a framed panel contains a mountain-top castle and wind-swept clouds. The lord and lady of the castle hold court beneath the castle scene, enjoying music being played by a group of minstrels.

Background Information: Samplers, in all their forms, are wonderful vehicles for designers: allowing the combination of separate, yet related elements within one framework. Castles have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Highly romanticized visions of courtly life, with its accompanying code of behavior known as chivalry are wonderful escapes from today's fast-paced industrial and technological society. This piece was designed as an attempt to capture some of that magic...


Stitching Comments: A fairly difficult piece, due to its size, blended threads, quarter stitches, and the incorporation over-one elements which are charted separately.

Specialty Stitches: diamond eyelet

Important Tips: Charting Technique, Large Designs, Organizing Floss

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