Heading off to your favorite shop!

These three are being released and are on the way to your favorite shops.  Enjoy!

                  Bedtime Blessing Birth Sampler -This elegant little birth sampler can be worked in any colors of your choice to honor a new addition to your family.  In this case, we memorialized my husband’s sweet mother, showing her birth date. The design is 157 x 161 and our model was worked over two threads on Zweigart Vintage Belfast linen, Pink Whisper with Dinky Dyes silk floss.  Specialty stitches: Smyrna Cross, Plaited Leviathan, Rhodes Heart, Fan - instructions explain each. Alphabets and numbers included as always to help you personalize your work 

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Ancestral Tree -We are the first to admit that this is a fairly large design and rather intricate, but well worth the stunning results.  Ancestral Tree truly is destined to become a family heirloom with it’s beautiful, vintage alphabets and a unique Tree of Life.  Woven baskets (or bird nests, perhaps) perched at the tip of each branch represent each generation.  Size is 249 x 214.  Model was worked with Kreinik Silk Mori, on Zweigart Vintage Belfast Autumn Field over 2 threads of linen.  A suggested cross reference to Dinky Dyes silk is included.  The specialty stitches are Back stitch, Smyrna Cross, Sofia Stitch, Upright Cross, Four-sided, Algerian Eye, Algerian Eyes and some small motifs in petite stitch. There are helpful instructions to explain each. We included all the alphabets so that you might personalize your work with family initials.   

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Posies Two  - This Quaker style sampler, Posies TWO, is the long awaited companion to “Panoply of Posies.”   ~~~Posies TWO is same size as the original Posies, 250 x 250.  Our model was worked over 2 on Weeks Dye Works Beige linen in 3 gloriously, rich shades Dinky Dyes. There are no specialty stitches, so that this design can also be stitched over 1 for those who prefer a mini sampler. We certainly promise you this Posies TWO and Panoply of Posies are a perfect pair! ~~~

Nashville - Pre-Releases

In addition to "Ebony and Ivory"  released last month, we have 3  more on the way to Nashville.  We will be posting these three new designs on the appropriate sections (tabs) of this website in the next several day. Details for the new designs were revealed in my last newsletter, but for those who are not subscribed, here are the  statistics and some nice photos to whet your stitching appetite.

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Bedtime Blessing Birth Sampler -This elegant little birth sampler can be worked in any colors of your choice to honor a new addition to your family.  In this case, we memorialized my husband’s sweet mother, showing her birth date. The design is 157 x 161 and our model was worked over two threads on Zweigart Vintage Belfast linen, Pink Whisper with Dinky Dyes silk floss.  Specialty stitches: Smyrna Cross, Plaited Leviathan, Rhodes Heart, Fan - instructions explain each. Alphabets and numbers included as always to help you personalize your work 

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Ancestral Tree -We are the first to admit that this is a fairly large design and rather intricate, but well worth the stunning results.  Ancestral Tree truly is destined to become a family heirloom with it’s beautiful, vintage alphabets and a unique Tree of Life.  Woven baskets (or bird nests, perhaps) perched at the tip of each branch represent each generation.  Size is 249 x 214.  Model was worked with Kreinik Silk Mori, on Zweigart Vintage Belfast Autumn Field over 2 threads of linen.  A suggested cross reference to Dinky Dyes silk is included.  The specialty stitches are Back stitch, Smyrna Cross, Sofia Stitch, Upright Cross, Four-sided, Algerian Eye, Algerian Eyes and some small motifs in petite stitch. There are helpful instructions to explain each. We included all the alphabets so that you might personalize your work with family initials.   

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Posies Two  - This Quaker style sampler, Posies TWO, is the long awaited companion to “Panoply of Posies.”   ~~~Posies TWO is same size as the original Posies, 250 x 250.  Our model was worked over 2 on Weeks Dye Works Beige linen in 3 gloriously, rich shades Dinky Dyes. There are no specialty stitches, so that this design can also be stitched over 1 for those who prefer a mini sampler. We certainly promise you this Posies TWO and Panoply of Posies are a perfect pair! ~~~




Ebony & Ivory

"EBONY & IVORY"  is a black and white treasure perfect for winter stitching!

Our very first design for 2015 reminds us of those soft, grey winter skies and dazzling white, snowy days to come!  Stitched with beautiful Dinky Dyes silk floss in shades of black and grey on Zweigart’s finest Edinborough 36 ct linen, white, “Ebony & Ivory” should appear  your favorite shops within the next few days.  

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This sampler joins a series of monochrome samplers in the Samplers of Color series.  Our growing collection can be viewed here http://www.temptingtangles.com/p/samplers-of-color.html  Over time, more will follow; in fact, two more are currently being stitched. The series is designed so that there will be a matching set, all about the same size, give a stitch or two. “Ebony & Ivory” size is 200 x 200 stitches; Finished size on 36 count over 2: 11 ¼” square; Finished on 40 ct over 2=10” square. Finished on 32 ct over 2 = 12 ½”square.  It is best when worked over two threads of fabric.  There are full cross stitches, along with back and straight stitch.  


There is a collection of "Sneak Peek" images over on my blog - so pop over there and have fun looking!! :-)