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Wedding Sampler

Release date: August, 1994

Stitch count: 168H x 140W
Model stitched on: 32 count platinum Belfast linen from Zweigart®
Model size: 10.5" x 8.75"

Chart: computer generated
Leaflet: not available
Kit: notavailable

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©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215

Description: An unusual wedding announcement design incorporating architectural elements along with numerous specialty stitches, rayon floss and beads. An over-one alphabet in shades of blue is provided for the lettering, and the design is surrounded by a ribbon-laced foliage border. The central portion of the design can be used to decorate a ring-bearer's pillow.

Background Information: This piece was designed in response to numerous requests for a wedding announcement. I decided to make the design a bit more "masculine" than "feminine" (for lack of better terms!): thus the incorporation of architectural elements: columns, an arch, a substantial border with block corners, and a strong, almost chiseled alphabet. There are delicate patterns, and flowers, too (of course), but I gave them a purely decorative role, allowing the stronger elements of the design to dominate. The design isn't really a sampler, but does feature several specialty stitches.

Stitching Comments: This design is a challenge to stitch in that the border is quite involved (translation: lots of quarter stitches!), and it is required that you center the names and date by using the over-one alphabet (which in itself is a challenge to stitch over-one, especially on the higher count linens). But, if you give yourself plenty of time, you should be able, without too much trouble, to stitch this piece for a some special couple's big day!

Specialty Stitches: eight-sided eyelet, diamond eyelet, Rhodes stitch, Algerian eyelet, plaited stitch, lazy-daisy

Important Tips: Charting Technique, Organizing Floss, Specialty Stitches, Miscellaneous Tips

Wedding Sampler Floss List

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