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 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
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.