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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or my Facebook page, Victorian Rose Needlearts.