RIVERDRIFT CHART – ANGLESEY SAMPLER

This delightful Welsh sampler was worked by Catherine Jones dated 1866, Ceint Bach Penymynedd.  It was sold by Bonhams, Chester, UK for GBP 624 in September 2010.

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I have converted to a chart pattern for counted cross stitch, omitting the wording along the lower section, but keeping more or less true to the colours in the original.  Available as a Riverdrift Classic Chart pack at £10.95, the chart is black symbols printed over x8  A4 sheets, with shades given for x18 Coats Anchor threads.

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The sampler is worked over 297 x 205 sts.  Worked on a 32 count evenweave linen (2 threads over 2 to give a stitch count of 16 per inch), it is giving a finished embroidery size of approx 18 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches.  I am working mine on a green beige Zweigart Belfast fabric (100% linen) and we will be packing a few of these as Riverdrift House kits with the linen fabric as well.

Let me know if either the chart pack or kit is of interest and I will add to the Etsy shop.

IN THE GARDEN Jane and the Happy Crow

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Counted Cross Stitch Sampler Kit    £15.95

IN THE GARDEN – Jane and the Happy Crow Collection

14 count cream Aida, Anchor embroidery threads, symbol chart, instructions and a gold-plated needle.  Size of finished embroidery approx 25cm  (10 ins) square and worked in full cross stitch throughout – no fractional or half stitches.

Available online via our Etsy shop, or direct at http://www.riverdrifthouse.co.uk

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RiverdriftNeedlework?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Any qs, please email info@riverdriftstudio.co.uk

 

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“Here is the second in our new series of cross stitch kit designs inspired by the work of folk artist Jane Winton.  Here one of Jane’s lovely ladies tends her garden, making a gorgeous little sampler you can personalise with your own initials and year date.”

 

 

LOVE HEART

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Counted Cross Stitch Sampler Kit    £12.95

14 count white Aida, Anchor embroidery threads, black symbol chart, instructions and a gold-plated needle.  Size of finished embroidery approx 24 x 21.5 cm  (9 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins).

Available online via our Etsy shop, or direct at http://www.riverdrifthouse.co.uk

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RiverdriftNeedlework?ref=hdr_shop_menu

“This sweet little design uses a confetti style background leaving the heart shape blank and stitches to just-off square.  There is also a version with HOPE (Hope in your Heart…)  .”