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Heart Sampler

Original release date: 1994

Re-released: August, 2001

Stitch count: 118H x 88W
Model stitched on: 25 count antique white Lugana from Zweigart® (original model)
Model size: 9.5" x 7"

Chart: computer generated

Design originally appeared in "Sampler and Antique Needlework, A Year in Stitches" published in 1994 by Symbol of Excellence Publishers, Inc. ISBN# 0-932437-02-8

Available via PatternsOnLine.com ONLY

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


Description: This enchanting sampler design showcases the understated elegance of white on white, combined with an assortment of stitches and techniques that will challenge the enthusiastic sampler-maker of today. In addition to including a host of added stitches, this piece also contains cutwork and hemstitching. Glass beads add the finishing decorative touches. This model was beautifully stitched by Fiona Birchall who chose to use Soie D'Alger silks from Kreinik instead of cotton floss. (Very nice job, Fiona! Many thanks for allowing us to show your piece here!)

Background Information: I love the look of white on white. So, I decided to try designing a piece using primarily the textures of the different specialty stitches to create visual interest. Pastel touches of color and beads were added as accents.


Stitching Comments: You won't get bored stitching this design; there are lots of different stitches to hold your interest. It is also fairly small (as my designs go anyway!) and moves along quickly: the chart is very clear. This piece could be adapted to commemorate a special occasion such as a wedding, anniversary or birth.

Specialty Stitches: queen stitch, eyelets and variations, smyrna cross stitch, rice stitch, long-armed cross stitch, four-sided stitch, herringbone stitch, satin stitch, horizontal knitting stitch, spider's web, hemstitch, knotted clusters, and hardanger.

Important Tips: Charting Technique, Specialty Stitches, Miscellaneous Tips

Heart Sampler Floss List


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