Added to the Victorian Rose offerings are Alice Smith and Christina Junor.
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.
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
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.
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 email@example.com or my Facebook page, Victorian Rose Needlearts.
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Belle Soie – Oatmeal Scone, Her Crown, Sister Scarlet, Strawberry Shortcake, Fern Frond, Ivy League, Slate (Love Dove not shown) – with Lakeside Vintage Pearled Barley.
Such a fun piece with it’s red house, sheep, and colorful birds! There’s peacocks and even a turkey! Stitched with Weeks 36 ct Parchment linen and NPI silks, it’s sure to be a stunner.
Catherine Davies will be released at the Online Needlework Show on Saturday! The show runs October 1 – 3. Catherine’s simple unpretentious appearance is sure to charm!