Welcome to the website of Attic Needlework & Collectibles, a retail needlework store located in Mesa, Arizona. Our store specializes in samplers, hardanger, and counted-thread embroidery.
Another new reproduction, this time from Tanya/The Scarlett House:
I was told by a lady very familiar with Welsh samplers that it represents those done in the Carmarthen area of Wales. The large pair of birds was often a prominent feature. The original was stitched on canvas with wool.
Charted for NPI silks, an over-dyed silk conversion is available.
February's sampler was a reproduction from Vickie & Maegan/NeedleWorkPress. It was the perfect sampler for Valentine month, with Mary's red dress & slippers, red rose, & cherubs:
If it looked familiar to you it may have been because a very similar sampler in the Whitman Sampler Collection (Philadelphia Museum of Art) by Sovine Palphreyman was reproduced by HandWork in 1999.
The sampler is charted for over-dyed silks.
Published in Joanne Lukacher's newest book, Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition, January's sampler was from Becky and Julie of In the Company of Friends in the Norfolk style:
The piece is mostly cross stitch over two and one with some satin stitch. The designers give you the option of using freehand embroidery typical of Norfolk samplers or charted stitches in the corners.
Charted for NPI silks, an over-dyed silk conversion is available from The Attic.