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Spring Violets ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available only as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

    This is an original design by Sandra which we have finished into a pin cushion. The little design would also be delightful as a framed sampler.

    The phrase “Roses are red, violets are blue” can be traced as far back as 1590 and a work by Sir Edmund Spenser, “The Faerie Queen”, which features the lines:

    It was upon a Sommers shynie day,
    When Titan faire beams did display,
    In a fresh fountaine, farre from all mens vew, …
    She bath’d with roses red, and violets blew,
    And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew.

    Appearing first in early spring, violets are known for their everlasting beauty. They attract all kinds of pollinators, including bees and hummingbirds, and some kinds of violets appear again in the late summer or early fall. Violets are most commonly associated with love and are the birth flower for the month of February. Nicola celebrates her birthday in February and her middle name is “Violetta”. She was named after her paternal grandmother Violet.

    Within this download you will receive:
    Graph 1 ~ A six-page colour chart to stitch the sampler.
    Graph 2 ~ A six-page black and white symbol chart to stitch the sampler.
    Graph 3 ~ A one-page colour chart to stitch the sampler (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC).
    Graph 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol chart to stitch the sampler (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC).
    ** Please note that the pdf does not include finishing instructions for a pin cushion.

    The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and can be stitched on Aida or Linen.

    Stitch count is 147 W x 103 H.

    Spring Violets has been stitched with a palette of sixteen colours from DMC. We have provided a conversion for Soie 100.3 and d’Alger from Au Ver a Soie. We have also suggested a few different linen counts for you to choose from along with a few thread choices to stitch with. One skein of each thread colour is enough to complete this design.

    The original sampler was stitched on 40ct Buttercream hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens and stitched with DMC Cotton floss.

    Please check the boxes above to have the supplies added to your order.

    Spring Violets ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HATSSV
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Spring Violets ~ A Little Gem PDF chart:
    30 count Victoria Sponge Cake linen from Legacy Linen 18" x 17.5" ~ $19.00
    37 count Corn Tassel linen from Legacy Linen 18" x 17.5" ~ $20.25
    40 count Buttercream linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 13.5" ~ $23.00
    DMC Cotton floss 16 skeins ~ $20.00
    Soie d'Alger silk thread conversion for this design 16 skeins ~ $120.00
    Soie 100/3 silk conversion for this design on 40 count & higher 16 spools ~ $95.20
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