“Hands to work… Hearts to God” Stitched on pale blue/grey 28ct Cashel linen, and using delectable silk flosses, silk perle, beads and overdyed silks, this delightful garden sampler is a depiction of a 19th Century kitchen garden patterned after the one in Olde Sturbridge Village, MA.
As you walk into the garden at the bottom of the sampler you can see beds of carrots, radishes, and cabbages on either side. A household servant has a basket in her hand. The onions, squash, potatoes and strawberry beds and further on the cauliflower, peas, parsnips and lettuces are interspersed with specialty stitch bands for your learning enjoyment.
There are also a few herbs and flowers sprinkled among the vegetables as they kept away insects and were very prized for cooking. Behind the houses at the top you can see a couple of trees, which indicate a big orchard of pear, peach, plum and cherry trees.
This Learning Sampler is for the beginner through intermediate specialty stitcher. You can practice lovely stitches such as Satin Stitches, Backstitches, French Knots, Queen Stitches, Leviathan Stitches, Vault Stitches, Lazy Daisies, Cross Stitch over one fabric thread, and simple Kloster Blocks, Dove’s Eyes and Partial Greek Crosses at bottom.
Design area for Sampler: 56w x 101h (4″ wide x 7.2″ high)
Model: 28ct Cashel Linen – Confederate Grey
Cut fabric: 8″ wide X 12 high” for framing or bellpull finishing
Access Soie Perlee #creme – cream
Caron Wildflowers #067 “Celedon” – greens lt
Weeks floss “Molasses” – browns dk
Gentle Art floss “Brandy” – golds
Access Au ver a Soie #1344 – purple
Access Au ver a Soie #2126 – green med
Access Au ver a Soie #3043 – flesh
Needlepoint Inc. #0226 – red
Access Soie Perlee #058 – mint green med lt
Caron Wildflowers #121 “Evergreen” – blue/greens
Caron Waterlilies #017 “Blue Lavender” – multi blue, lavender
Gloriana silk #096 “Summer Foliage” – grass greens
Needlepoint Inc. #973 – med brown
GA floss “Dried Thyme” – avocado greens
GA floss “Burnt Orange” – oranges
Kreinik Mori #8000 – white
Access Soie Perlee #550 – grey green med
Weeks #1277 “Collards” – greens dk
Weeks #2220 “Curry” – yellows
Weeks #2258 “Aztec Red” – reds lt
Kreinik Mori #0434 – avocado lt
Kreinik Mori #6114 – pink med
Kreinik Mori #8050 – black