Wooooo.... These Stitchin’ Witches are stirring up a wicked brew of crows and bats and cat’s whiskers! What could be more fun than combining stitching with these colourful and cackling Hallowe’en Witches? Stitch the three Cross Stitched panels by themselves, or stitch the whole fabulously colourful Witchy and Stitchy sampler to hang on your walls for Halloween! Whoo hooo...!
These Stitchin’ Witches are stirring up a wicked brew of crows and bats and cat’s whiskers! What could be more fun than combining stitching with these colourful and cackling Hallowe’en Witches? Just look at the top of the sampler, where one of our witches in residence is stitching her quilt of orange and black while bats fly overhead under the new moon.
Our Witches live in a cottage in the woods, surrounded by pumpkins and gnarled old trees, and the black lace really sets off each of the panels. Specialty stitches with wonderful colour combinations are found throughout. The middle panel shows another Stitchin’ Witch all in a muddle.. crows are stealing her precious black silk, and she’s vainly trying to remember a spell to stop the thievery! Then more black lace, and some perfectly round tiny orange buttons and the bottom panel appears.
The moon is full, and now our witches are sitting around their bubbling cauldron as they stitch. Who says a watched pot never boils..? A wonderful deep band of black lace gives the next specialty stitch bands a wonderful setting! This sampler was inspired by a group of stitching friends who call themselves the Stitchin’ Witches. I met them in a retreat many years ago and their fun was contagious! You can stitch the smaller panels by themselves, or stitch the whole fabulously colourful Witchy and Stitchy sampler to hang on your walls for Halloween! - Thea
"Stitchin' Witches" Sampler
Design area: 249h x 72w (17.8"h x 5.1"w)
Model: 28ct Summer Khaki Cashel
Cut fabric: 11” x 24” for finishing
Extra Materials Needed:
- Needles #10 short beading
- Needles #24 Tapestry
Stitches Used in this Sampler:
- Cross Stitch
- Petit Cross Stitch
- Back Stitch
- Herringbone Stitch
- Tied Rhodes Stitch
- Smyrna Cross Stitch
- Plaited Stitch
- Tied Cross Stitch
- Partial Rhodes Stitch
- Captive Triple Cross Stitch
- Foliage Stitch
- Algerian Eyelet
Sorting The Threads in your Accessory Pack:
Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors, as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length. Dinky Dyes has 6 strands per length. FYI: We noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't get confused if one colour has more than one length of thread.
We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily!
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#161P MAIN Accessory Pack (enough to stitch this long sampler)
- Gloriana silk #053 “Granny Smith Green” - lt
- Kreinik Mori #2063 - pumpkin lt
- Kreinik Mori #6083 - purple
- Needlepoint Inc. #304 - red brown
- Needlepoint Inc. #473 - yellow
- Needlepoint Inc. #967 - grey brown vy dk
- Gloriana silk #066A “Highland Garden Dark” - multi
- Gloriana silk #117 “Elizabethan Green” - dk
- Kreinik Mori #0113 - flesh
- Needlepoint Inc. #556 - bright orange
- Needlepoint Inc. #721 - pumpkin vy dk
- Needlepoint Inc. #964 - grey brown med
- Gloriana silk #87 “Forest” - greens med
- Kreinik Mori #2016 - gold
- Kreinik Mori #2066 - pumpkin med
- Kreinik Mori #3017 - red
- Kreinik Mori #7024 - tan
- Needlepoint Inc. #974 - brown dk
- SJ Designs petite beads #1809 - green lt
- SJ Designs petite beads #1844 - lavender pearl
- SJ Designs petite beads #1871 - midnight iris
- SJ Designs seed beads #1102 - black
- Mill Hill seed beads #2033 - orange
- Specialty buttons micro mini round - orange
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