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Old September 8th 17, 05:20 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 9/1/2017 8:23 AM, wrote:


OK I have posted some poor pics to rctnp - you will find in Sheena's
album. I had to use a flash on my great grandmothers sampler - I can
only think it has something to do with the conservation framing with
which it is done.

Yeah, it's really hard to get a pic when it's under glass. I usually
end up taking about 10 pictures from different angles and lighting
before I find the right combination to eliminate the reflection.

The one with blue matting is the one that one aunt
started, then second aunt added and I finished doing the crewel bits.
The other one celebrating 1967 when we arrived here was a joint
project with another aunt, both out samplers are similar, she was the
one who really got me on the sampler kick. The long, green one was
the millenium one that was finished in 1992


Hey Sheena, I don't see a pic of the brain hat you made for your dgd!

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Old October 8th 17, 03:10 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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On Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 5:33:02 AM UTC-5, wrote:

It was a drawn thread sampler, so it included hardanger (with the cut
out threads) It seems to me someone was giving a course for a few
weeks and that was the product.


Lol, we had a craze for them back then but in reality they were the
way young girls learned their stitching for the future, historically
they are quite interesting to read about, for sure there would be
books about them on amazon or ebay.



Awhile ago on floss tube I had seen some drawn thread band samplers which really blew my skirt up, but I couldn't remember the name of them or the designer. Today I finally found them! They're very old Victoria Sampler patterns with lots of cutwork and drawn thread work. They're the "elemental series" by Thea Designs for Victoria Sampler.

You can see the four patterns available in this video at the 35:20 mark:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H05vAGpOf4M&t=2279s

While I have done some Hardanger (Joan gave me a heart pattern which I loved), I've never done drawn threadwork before. Seeing your sampler inspired me to buy three patterns in this series: The Green Earth, Crystal Blue Waters, and Crimson Fire. That should keep me busy for awhile!

The only place I've found that you can purchase these is from the Victoria Sampler Website: http://www.victoriasampler.com/Catal.../Leaflets.aspx

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Old October 10th 17, 04:14 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 10/7/2017 9:10 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:


Seeing your sampler inspired me to buy three patterns in this
series: The Green Earth, Crystal Blue Waters, and Crimson Fire.
That should keep me busy for awhile!


I've had Crystal Blue Waters in my stash for a number of years...even
bought the accessory pack...but haven't yet stitched it. Someday....

I also have her Butterfly garden for which I *didn't* buy the accessory
pack. I might have to inquire at the VS because there's a butterfly
charm made for it that I probably can't find anywhere else. I nearly
purchased all the silks for it at NN's sale but then I decided that
pattern is so small it wasn't worth the expense for silks I may never
use again and I have enough floss in my stash that I should be able to
find something close.



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Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

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Old October 10th 17, 04:17 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
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On Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:14:57 -0500, Joan Erickson
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On 10/7/2017 9:10 PM, Violet Stitches wrote:


Seeing your sampler inspired me to buy three patterns in this
series: The Green Earth, Crystal Blue Waters, and Crimson Fire.
That should keep me busy for awhile!


I've had Crystal Blue Waters in my stash for a number of years...even
bought the accessory pack...but haven't yet stitched it. Someday....

I also have her Butterfly garden for which I *didn't* buy the accessory
pack. I might have to inquire at the VS because there's a butterfly
charm made for it that I probably can't find anywhere else. I nearly
purchased all the silks for it at NN's sale but then I decided that
pattern is so small it wasn't worth the expense for silks I may never
use again and I have enough floss in my stash that I should be able to
find something close.


You could change the colours anyway - easy to do if you lay them out
so you can see they blend together nicely.
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Old October 11th 17, 03:41 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Joan Erickson
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On 10/10/2017 10:17 AM, wrote:

You could change the colours anyway - easy to do if you lay them out
so you can see they blend together nicely.


Very true and which I will probably have to do anyway, since I'm not
using the original flosses. The pattern is rather pale (at least on the
picture) so I'll probably brighten it up a bit.



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http://ndjoan.shutterfly.com/pictures

If worries can cure your sickness, prolong your life, or replace
happiness, then go ahead and worry! If they can't, why worry?

Enjoy every moment of your life...there is no second chance.

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