Jane Baxter

Just to let Jane Baxter fans know, there’s a colorway from Country Sampler that is just gorgeous! Take a look at their stitched model using their colors.  They have a kit of overdyed cottons for those that want to use these colors.

 

Alice Smith and Christina Junor

Added to the Victorian Rose offerings are Alice Smith and Christina Junor.

Alice Smith

Nine year old Alice Smith stitched this impressive sampler in the year 1841.  It is charted for DMC and recommended for a high count neutral linen such as Lakeside Pecan Butter or Silkweaver Parisian Taupe.  The stitch count is 311 x 515.  Stitches called for are cross over one and two, French/Colonial knots, backstitch, and straight stitch.

Christina Junor, 1834

Christina stitched this beautiful Scottish sampler when she was ten years old. The model is stitched using 32 ct Picture This Plus Oaken with Gentle Arts and Weeks overdyed cotton thread.  The stitch count is 244 x 240 and it is accomplished using cross stitch throughout.

Before and After of Elizeabeth Bordman and Frances Pink

 

Thought you might enjoy seeing some of the before and after shots comparing the antique to the final reproduction.  I try to keep the colors as close to the original as possible, keeping in mind the factor that age has in darkening and even fading.  The original Frances Pink was done on a very high count linen – the repro is done on 36 ct which gives an idea.  Bordman was also stitched on 36 ct, but is closer to the original size.  Both antiques were stitched in silk, which I have also chosen for the reproductions.  The stitcher has the right to make her/his changes to suit their own sense of aesthetics, but where possible I try to keep as close to the original as possible.  Both Pink and Bordman were laced to board, so seeing the back side of the antiques was not possible.

Frances Pink – reproduction and antique from 1785

Elizeabeth Bordman – reproduction and antique from 1836

 

 

Two New Market Releases!

Nashville market is the first weekend of March and coming fast! Victorian Rose will be releasing two new charts: Sarah Fealton and Frances Pink. Sarah Fealton is a regal Queen’s Palace sampler, stitch count approx 260 x 370, charted for DMC and Silkweaver Dark Tan. Enchanting Frances Pink has a stitch count 262 x 250. The model was stitched in Needlepoint Inc silks on 36 ct Weeks Beige.

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The Gallery is Now Open!

I’m very excited about the photos that customers have sent me for the Gallery page.  It is always so nice to hear from customers and to see what they’ve been working on.  If anyone has any photos they would like to add to the Gallery, you can submit them to my email at victorianroseneedlearts@yahoo.com or my Facebook page, Victorian Rose Needlearts.

Alternative Threads for Frances Eliza Kimber – Belle Soie

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Belle Soie – Oatmeal Scone, Her Crown, Sister Scarlet, Strawberry Shortcake, Kiwi, Beanstalk, Pecan Pie, Slate (Love Dove not shown) – with Lakeside Vintage Pearled Barley

2016-11-20-15-28-10Belle Soie – Oatmeal Scone, Her Crown, Sister Scarlet, Strawberry Shortcake, Fern Frond, Ivy League, Slate (Love Dove not shown) – with Lakeside Vintage Pearled Barley.