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.
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.
Lydia Burgess will be making her appearance at the Nashville Needlework market the first weekend of March 2018. The sampler is stitched in Gumnuts silks with a conversion provided for Needlepoint Inc silks and DMC. Stitched on 36 ct Picture This Plus Oaken. Stitch count 145 x 186.
Just to let Jane Baxter fans know, Country Sampler has a Gentle Arts conversion that is just gorgeous! Pictured is the piece that they stitched in Gentle Arts. They have a kit of overdyed cottons for those who prefer them to the silk version.
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.
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
Spring is popping up everywhere! Even on colorful Christina Junor, to be released later this summer.