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 copy.
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.
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. Only one skein or spool of each colour is needed whether you are using 28ct (14ct Aida) or 56ct linen.
DMC / 100.3 / d’Alger ~ Colour Description
154 / 527 / 5116 ~ Grape ~ very light
156 / 765 / 4912 ~ Blue violet ~ medium light
310 / Noir / Noir ~ Black
341 / 427 / 1433 ~ Blue violet ~ light
471 / 659 / 2114 ~ Avocado green ~ very light
722 / 299 / 633 ~ Orange spice ~ light **There are only 7 stitches laid in this colour.
732 / 329 / 2213 ~ Olive green
733 / 152 / 2145 ~ Olive green ~ medium
743 / 240 / 622 ~ Yellow ~ medium **There are only 12 stitches laid in this colour.
830 / 129 / 525 ~ Golden olive ~ dark
832 / 022 / 524 ~ Golden olive
3041 / 434 / 5114 ~ Antique violet ~ medium
3042 / 439 / 5112 ~ Antique violet ~ light
3052 / 396 / 3714 ~ Green grey ~ medium
3362 / 537 / 3725 ~ Pine green ~ dark
3747 / 417 / 4911 ~ Blue violet ~ very light
The design area is 147 stitches (w) x 103 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing as a sampler. If making into a pin cushion or other “small”, you may need to allow a different margin for finishing.
The model was stitched on 40ct Buttercream from Lakeside Linens. You should stitch Spring Violets on your preferred type of fabric, colour, and count whether that be Aida, Linaida, or linen. Some suggested alternatives would be Legacy Linen’s Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct, Corn Tassel in 37ct, Foxtail Millett in 45ct, and Sycamore Seedpod in 53/63ct.
14ct Aida / 28ct: Design: 10.5″ x 7.36″ Fabric: 16.5″ x 13.36″
30ct: Design: 9.80″ x 6.87″ Fabric: 15.80″ x 12.87″
16ct Aida / 32ct: Design: 9.19″ x 6.44″ Fabric: 15.19″ x 12.44″
18ct Aida / 36ct: Design: 8.17″ x 5.72″ Fabric: 14.17″ x 11.72″
20ct Aida / 40ct: Design: 7.35″ x 5.15″ Fabric: 13.35″ x 11.15″
46ct: Design: 6.39″ x 4.48″ Fabric: 12.39″ x 10.48″
56ct: Design: 5.25″ x 3.68″ Fabric: 11.25″ x 9.68″
52/62ct: Design: 5.65″ x 3.32″ Fabric: 11.65″ x 9.32″
62/52ct: Design: 4.74″ x 3.96″ Fabric: 10.74″ x 9.96″
Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home. Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.
If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your preferences, including pre-ordering threads.
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