(formerly TW Designworks)
Castle SamplerRelease date: January, 1992
208H x 190W
drawn originally. Later, computer generated.
available via PatternsOnLine.com
©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215
Description: This is an unusual sampler featuring an over one alphabet incorporated into the outer border. Against a tapestry-look background, a framed panel contains a mountain-top castle and wind-swept clouds. The lord and lady of the castle hold court beneath the castle scene, enjoying music being played by a group of minstrels.
Background Information: Samplers, in all their forms, are wonderful vehicles for designers: allowing the combination of separate, yet related elements within one framework. Castles have fascinated me for as long as I can remember. Highly romanticized visions of courtly life, with its accompanying code of behavior known as chivalry are wonderful escapes from today's fast-paced industrial and technological society. This piece was designed as an attempt to capture some of that magic...
Stitching Comments: A fairly difficult piece, due to its size, blended threads, quarter stitches, and the incorporation over-one elements which are charted separately.
Specialty Stitches: diamond eyelet
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