Thank you for taking the time to stop by to see what’s new at Victorian Rose Needlearts. We hope you like what you see!
And added to the lineup, beautiful Elizabeth Strickland! Stitched in Needlepoint Inc silk on Weeks 36 ct Parchment, a DMC conversion is provided. Stitch count is 181 x 196. I really love how the framing sets off the colors of the sampler – framing was done by Edith Antl of Art Etc. Picture Framing in Cleveland Ohio. Stitching was done by the very talented Robert Smith.
A Facebook group, Alice’s Adventures, has been started by Kirby Bentley for Alice Smith, 1841. The SAL starts in June and is schedule to run until 2023! I’m very honored to have my reproduction of Alice chosen for a SAL and look forward to seeing the sampler come to life in the hands of the stitchers taking part. It looks like a fun group with some great stitchers! If you would like to join, just follow the link below.
This year Victorian Rose will be releasing a new series based on beloved Scripture passages. At the March market, we will be releasing a sampler inspired by the 23rd Psalm. How comforting to know that Jesus is the gentle Shepherd who guides us to green pastures of everlasting peace and tranquility. He indeed restores our troubled soul. The sampler is stitched with DMC on 40 ct Picture This Plus Wren. Stitch count 179 w x 183 h.
Very excited to be attending the Nashville Needlework Market again this year. Coming up so quick! Needles are flying trying to get everything done in time. Check back with us to see more of what we’ll be bringing to market. The market is open to shop owners (only), so let your favorite shop know to save the date, March 2 – 4.
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