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NEW! Introduction to Hardanger Student Kit
See Videos in our Youtube Channel!
  a wonderful gift for yourself or a friend 
Buy your Student Kit now.. while supplies last! 

Designs/products for April 2019! ...Thea's latest Designs

NEW!  #208 "A Day at the Beach" Mini Tote, Book!
What’s better than a day at the beach”? Especially when it's a beautiful sunny day, with a slight breeze, and the ocean is as blue as the sky.This lovely needlework set of smalls is particularly lovely to stitch and use during the summer, or on vacation at the cottage. There's mermaids under a beach umbrella, the ocean waves are cheerful and the book is fascinating.? 
(Video Finishing Instructions will be on our Youtube Channel.)

NEW!  #207 "I Love My Dog" Sampler!
This adorable sampler is dedicated to anyone who loves dogs. Just the joy of playing or training or interacting with dogs makes us happy! There are a number of specialty stitches to enjoy. There is no Hardanger, but there are three special drawn thread bands to have fun with! The beautiful Bargello at the bottom is a perfect balance with the rest of the sampler.

Best Seller!  #206 Strawberry Pincushion!
Stitch this beautiful design! Thea used silks and overdyes in leaf greens and rosy reds with some sparkling white beadwork for the strawberry flowers. She's included several matching strawberry smalls to hang from the top: a pinkeep and an embroidered ‘strawberry’, that can be used to sharpen your needles if stuffed with emery sand, or as decoration. (Video Finishing Instructions on our Youtube Channel.)
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#205 Victorian Pincushion !  Oh, this such a lovely Victorian style pincushion replica! It is a copy of an antique spooled pincushion dated circa the mid to late 1800’s. Thea used silk flosses of willow greens, fuschia, antique gold, and rose, with some sparkling beadw

ork. There’s a pinkeep with a different design on each side, and an embroidered strawberry! Finish by using this wooden Spindle Pincushion, or the Mahogany Tray pincushion, as shown below. (Finishing Instructions on our Youtube Channel!)  (click and scroll down page to product #)

  #204 Introduction to Hardanger! For Beginners..  Beginners can learn to stitch this beautiful large Pillow with matching Pincushion while learning Hardanger!  When you stitch the big pillow, you will learn to cut, withdraw threads, and work the needleweaving of each of the other four squares, progressing step-by-step as you go. Learn Hardanger today! Remember all step by step detailed Video instruction is on our Youtube Channel!   (click and scroll down page to product #)

HS11-SK "A Day at the Beach"
Student Kit !
The exclusive Student Kit is created so you have all the materials you need to stitch "A Day at the Beach" and finish each piece! This full kit contains the Leaflet, Accessory Pack, Linen Pack, Finishing Pack (with three kinds of fabric, and needles needed to complete this project. 'How-to' Stitch and Finishing Videos available on our Youtube Channel.
 Also available as a Leaflet and AccPack

NEW! New products on our website! 

#PC01 Mahogany Tray Pincushion! Buy this sol id Mahogany Round Pincushion Tray to complete our #167 Tea Roses, #205 Victorian Pincushion, and our #206 Strawberry Pincushion designs! The design area is 3.75" wide, and the entire pincushion is 8" wide. (click and scroll down page to product #'s)

NEW! #PC02 Spindle Pincushion  This Vintage Style Spindle Pincushion is beautifully traditional and is made for three pincushions; .our #167 Tea Roses, #205 Victorian Pincushion, and our #206 Strawberry Pincushion designs! The design area is 3.75" wide. Hand crafted from the same Alderwood as the Beehive Scissors holder, It is fashioned after an actual Shaker pincushion used years ago. Designed to be decorative and useful, with a turned center post holding your beautiful stitching aloft, it will be a showpiece for your sewing room for years to come!  (This product is handmade, and requires pre-order. Please email Lisa at to be put on the waiting list.)

#PC03 Pure Wool Roving! A Wool Roving Pack contains enough wool roving to fill one pincushion top to save your needles and pins from rusting! This handspun wool comes from a sheep farm on one of the Gulf Islands close to our st udio, and is beautifully carded and cleaned.

#PC04 Beehive Scissors Holder! Buy this sweet little bee-hive scissors holder goes so well with the Spindle Pincushion below! Completely hand-crafted in Italy from beautiful Alderwood, this little scissors stand is a wonderful addition to your Scissors and Needlework tool Collection!(This product is handmade, and requires pre-order. Please email to be put on the waiting list.)

#K-ZFrame - Lap Frame - Buy this beautiful Lap-Frame to allow complete open-sided stitching! The secret is the double jointed pivot arm. This unique design allows you to adjust the height of the frame from 4" to 10" depending on your preference. The Z arm also allows for complete open-sided stitching for comfort and easy Just pivot the entire frame for left handers. Comes with 16 inch long scroll rods, with options to add 10" or 12" scroll rods to your order. (comes without clamp). 

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CJVS50 Button Up Birdies #9 Chart  
 Summer Tannager and Thrush can fly their way into your heart!  Collect all 12 of Cathy Jean's popular ‘Button-up Birdies’ series, and by next year your your Christmas tree can be covered with these adorable ornaments! Two more Cross Stitched bird ornaments are featured in this ninth Button Up Birdies leaflet, and can be stitched in a few days! Stitch the dozen and use them in a quilt or wall hanging!

LR13 - French Lavender Pillows - Linda
Stitch these beautiful and simple to stitch pillows for your linen closet or drawers, and they will your home with lavender scents year round! Each one is stitched with beautiful fibers in delicate colours, and divided by couched overdyed silk ribbons. Both of the pillows are stitched with squares. you can personalize your pillows on the back with your name and even the dates of your projects. You will love to make several for yourself and your friends!

Learning with videos and Animations! 
Have some fun learning new stitches with Thea's informal Youtube Videos. Just search Youtube for the Victoria Sampler YOUTUBE Channel and subscribe! Learn how to work specialty stitches of the featured design, and our great finishing techniques to make Thea's designs come alive. What a fun way to learn!
Click on this link to Buy these Student Kits for these exclusive Home Study designs featured on Youtube! We have a wonderful "Intro to Hardanger" Student Kit available for you!

Free Patterns and Stitch Animations Look for other features on our website like the VS Retreat, Tools for scissors and needles, and Frames for pincushions and scroll frames, Home Study Kits, Bellpull Hardware, Canadian Designs, Animated Stitches and Thea's Teaching schedule.

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#157 Mothers and Daughters!

Stitch this antique looking family sampler that speaks of the special bond between parents and children. Thea has included a more general alphabet section to replace the section pictured on the model. It looks vintage, but there are specialty stitches, flowers and a modern colour scheme for the young at heart... click and scroll down for more