Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store. The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed, spiral bound booklet to be posted
An original design. Dancing With Your Heart was inspired by a sampler in Nicola’s private collection and has been designed as a small sampler that can be framed.
The stitches used in the design are cross stitch over two threads of linen, back stitch or double running stitch, and French knots. Small beads could be used instead of French knots. The little sampler was stitched with a palette of fifteen colours from DMC. We have provided a conversion for Soie d’Alger from Au Ver à Soie.
The little sampler was stitched with a palette of fifteen colours from DMC. We have provided a conversion for Soie d’Alger from Au Ver à Soie. You will only require one skein of each colour.
DMC / Soie d’Alger ~ Colour Description
029 / 5115 ~ Eggplant
310 / Noir ~ Black
347 / 2645 ~ Salmon ~ very dark
597 / 1723 ~ Turquoise
730 / 2226 ~ Olive green ~ very dark
733 / 2224 ~ Olive green ~ medium
829 / 3745 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark
832 / 524 ~ Golden olive
890 / 1836 ~ Pistachio green ~ ultra dark
924 / 1746 ~ Grey green ~ very dark
927 / 2756 ~ Grey green ~ light
950 / S2928 ~ Desert sand ~ light
3712 / 4622 ~ Salmon ~ medium
3776 / 4543 ~ Mahogany ~ light
3855 / 4223 ~ Autumn gold ~ light
The sampler was stitched using 37ct Legacy Linen in Wild Honey. The design is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, or linen. We recommend that you should use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.
The design area for the sampler is 106 stitches (w) x 116 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 2″ margin for finishing as a drum.
14ct Aida/28ct linen: Design: 14.86″ x 6.07″ Fabric: 18.86″ x 10.07″
16ct Aida/32ct linen: Design: 13.00″ x 5.31″ Fabric: 17.00″ x 9.31″
18ct Aida/36ct linen: Design: 11.56″ x 4.72″ Fabric: 15.56″ x 8.72″
20ct Aida/40ct linen: Design: 10.4″ x 4.25″ Fabric: 14.4″ x 8.25″
Two sides are required to make one tambourine. The design area of one side is 15 stitches (w) x 15 stitches (h). Each side requires a 2” margin for finishing. The sizes given below are for one side of the tambourine.
14ct Aida/28ct linen: Design: 1.07″ x 1.07″ Fabric: 5.07″ x 5.07″
16ct Aida/32ct linen: Design: 0.94″ x 0.94″ Fabric: 4.94″ x 4.94″
18ct Aida/36ct linen: Design: 0.83″ x 0.83″ Fabric: 4.83″ x 4.83″
20ct Aida/40ct linen: Design: 0.75″ x 0.75″ Fabric: 4.75″ x 4.75″
The design area for the drum top is 51 stitches (w) x 51 stitches (h). The top requires a 2” margin for finishing.
14ct Aida/28ct linen: Design: 3.64″ x 3.64″ Fabric: 7.64″ x 7.64″
16ct Aida/32ct linen: Design: 3.19″ x 3.19″ Fabric: 7.19″ x 7.19″
18ct Aida/36ct linen: Design: 2.83″ x 2.83″ Fabric: 6.83″ x 6.83″
20ct Aida/40ct linen: Design: 2.55″ x 2.55″ Fabric: 6.55″ x 6.55″
For PDF: Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home. (please allow an extra 24 hours if purchased over the weekend) Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.
We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks (building stock levels) and Legacy Linens. If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on email@example.com and we can discuss your preferences.