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Past and Present
Past and Present-sampler, rosewood manor, hardanger, blackwork, darning, Karen Kluba

I was inspired to create this sampler while doing research on antique samplers. I took the idea of using specialty stitches--Hardanger, Blackwork and regular cross stitch--to create a sampler similar to antique school girl's samplers, and then to incorporate them with today's over-dyed threads, and silks to create a sampler.

This 22 page booklet includes detailed instructions for the many specialty stitches used in the sampler, an alphabet for personalizing the sampler, 6 BONUS CHARTS and a myriad of "BE CREATIVE!" ideas.

SPECIALTY STITCHES: Algerian Eyelet, Diamond Eyelet Variation, Rhodes Variation, Leaf Variation, 4-sided Stitch,  Darning Stitches, Lazy Daisy, French Knots and Couching Stitch; plus in the Hardanger section, Double Running Stitch, Long Arm Cross, Algerian Eyelet Variation with Bead, Diamond Eyelet, Kloster, Triple Rice Stitch, Large Triple Leviathan, Alternating Mosaic, Satin Stitches, and Hardanger Weaving.

DESIGN SIZE: 278 x 279 stitches

FABRIC: 28ct. Cream linen

*DMC  (1 skein each) 221, 223, 224, 225, 310, 632, 645, 646, 647, 648, 676, 677, 680, 729, 730, 731, 924, 926, 927, 928, 950, 3041, 3042, 3064, 3721, 3722, 3740, 3768, 3772, 3828, Ecru and (2 skeins each) DMC 732 & 733
*Weeks Dye Works (2 Skeins) #1302 Pelican Gray
*DMC #12 Perle Cotton, Ecru and #8 Perle Cotton #712
*Dinky Dyes Silk, #145 Cherry Ripe

BEADS: Mill Hill #03016 

Corrections: I accidentally set the scale wrong on one section only.  Please print out this correction for Section 2 S-1250 PAST & PRESENT Sorry for the mistake.  I will correct it in the second printing of this booklet.
Also, on the top rows--just under the letters N, O, P--the Smyrna Cross stitches---there should be 3 stitches of each of the following colors DMC 924, 3768, 926, 927 & 928.
Heart details The Butterfly----on page 19---on the bookmark that is extra and on page 20 that is in the design piece--there is a symbol that is a black dot with a slash going through it---the color of floss to be used it #145 Dinky Dyes Silk Floss.
On page 9 & 10 the instructions say to stitch the 4-sided stitches in groups of three for each color floss---there are only 8 sets--so the last set will only have two sets of 4-sided stitches.  Sorry for the confusion. 

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