The Red Headed Dog (a Faithfully Reproduced Antique Sampler) Cross Stitch Pattern by Heartstring Samplery

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This listing is for a Cross-Stitch Pattern, NOT FOR THE FINISHED ITEMS.

I found this old sampler online, being sold along with two other antiques. Unsigned and undated, there is much mystery surrounding this sweet little bit of history. Stitched in all different directions, like the stitcher was working only from the nearest edges, it was very interesting to get it out of its frame to inspect closer. The colors you see on the front are only minimally faded. The alphabet looks French to me, but some of the motifs remind me of those commonly found on Dutch samplers. I don’t claim to be an expert; perhaps you can venture a more educated guess for me. Either way, I fell in love with the horizontal design, the graceful but slightly wonky alphabets and the color scheme. And why, oh why does that dog have a red head? We will never know, I’m sure.

As I worked on charting the sampler, I found myself mentally rearranging motifs and spontaneously decided to create some smalls to accompany it; a pincushion, a fob, and a little pouch to hold your scissors, with a magnetic needle-minding flap. I hope you like what I came up with! Use your own initals on the small items, change up the colors as you see fit; have fun! I hope you enjoy this oldie-but-goodie as much as I have.

All models stitched on Zweigart 40ct. Newcastle Cream
which was coffee stained after stitching was finished.
All were stitched with one thread over two.

DMC threads: 472, 612, 739, 822, 832, 3013, 3721, 3768

Sampler Stitch Count: 283 x 127
Antique shown in cover photo;
model photos available on request

Pincushion Stitch Count: 100 x 61
Cotton quilting fabric for backing
1/2” Hug Snug Rayon Seam Binding, 1 1/2 yards
Pincushion filling of your choice

Scissor Pouch Stitch Count: 40 x 140
Cotton quilting fabric for lining
Flat square craft magnet
(I used one from an old refrigerator grocery list tablet)

Scissor Fob Stitch Count: dependent on your inital
USA Silver Dollar
Rick rack for trim and loop, approx. 1/2 yard

All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.

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Apr 27, 2017 by mlkruze

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