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Fantasy Sampler

Release date: March, 1989

Re-released: August, 2001

Stitch count: 234H x 174W
Model stitched on: 35 count off-white linen from Norden Crafts
Model size: 13" x 9.75"

Chart: originally hand drawn; now computer generated
Leaflet: not available
Kit: not available
Downloadable chart: available

Available via PatternsOnLine.com
ONLY.

©Leisure Arts, Inc. P.O. Box 55595, Little Rock, AR 72215


Description: An unusual sampler with a distinctly medieval flavor. It features mythical beasts arranged around a central panel containing a decorative alphabet, and a scene of a dragon listening to a young woman playing a musical instrument.

Background Information: Another very early piece, and an attempt to do something very different from traditional band-type samplers. I went for drama with the dark blue background and unusually shaped central panel. There is also a touch of "gothic" with the scroll leaf border, and the filagree pattern which recalls the tracery-work common in medieval architecture. The central scene is my attempt to show how I think a dragon would react to music...


Stitching Comments: A challenging piece because of its size, some quarter stitches, and the hand-drawn chart. But if you are a fantasy buff, you should find this piece interesting to stitch.

Specialty Stitches: lazy-daisy

Important Tips: Charting Technique, Organizing Floss

Fantasy Sampler Floss List


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