Elizabeth Strickland, 1862

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.  Released March, 2018.

He Restoreth My Soul

He Restoreth My Soul

This year Victorian Rose will be releasing a new series based on beloved Scripture passages. Just released at the Nashville market in March is the first in the series, 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. Shown is the gentle Shepherd tending to a flock of sweet, innocent lambs.  The sampler is stitched with DMC on 40 ct Picture This Plus Wren. Stitch count 179 w x 183 h.  Released March, 2018.

Nashville Needlework Market

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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.

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.  Released August, 2017.Junor cover

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