The sampler has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads of linen, with the dedication over 1 thread of linen, Algerian eyelet, and backstitch.
Kit Options :
Choice of purchasing thread only, printed chart only OR as full kit.
Full Kit options:
37 ct option for 1 strand: Includes linen of choice + 27 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 26 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)
30 ct option for 2 strands : Includes linen of choice + 30 skeins of Soie d'Alger threads, Printed Chart Booklet and 2 Tapestry Size 28 Needles (Gift with Purchase + Free Shipping)
30 ct Fat Half of Victoria Sponge Cake - 35" x 36"
SDF 1846 ~ Black avocado green (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 2216 ~ Brown grey ~ dark (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 2533 ~ Old gold ~ medium
SDF 2543 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
SDF 2633 ~ Terracotta ~ light
SDF 2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium
SDF 2942 ~ Salmon ~ light
SDF 3045 ~ Mauve ~ medium (2 skeins for 30 ct version)
SDF 3345 ~ Driftwood ~ dark **May be substituted with 3346 or 3434
SDF 3414 ~ Driftwood
SDF 3432 ~ Driftwood ~ light
SDF 3716 ~ Khaki green ~ dark
SDF 3724 ~ Pine green ~ medium **May be substituted with 3723
SDF 3744 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark
SDF 3832 ~ Mustard ~ light
SDF 3834 ~ Mustard
SDF 4622 ~ Salmon ~ medium
SDF 4636 ~ Garnet ~ very dark
SDF 4641 ~ White lavender
SDF 4645 ~ Antique mauve ~ dark
SDF 5111 ~ Apple blossom
SDF 5112 ~ Antique mauve ~ light
SDF F6 ~ Off white
SDF S2700 ~ Peach ~ very light
SDF S3276 ~ Beige brown ~ ultra light **May be substituted with F11 or 3431
***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales.
About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Mrs Campbell tells us that she lived in Oban. Scotland is divided into two main regions, “Highland” and “Lowland”, with the border between the two areas called the “Highland Line”. The Highlands lie to the west and the Lowlands to the east of the line. All of Argyll, the county in which the Campbell clan have their seat of power, lies within the Highlands.
Oban is located in Argyll and is the unofficial capital of the West Highlands. Oban means “little bay” in the old Gaelic tongue. Nestled between the cliffs and shoreline of the dark blue waters of the Firth of Lorn, the town is fortunate to be protected from the worst Atlantic ravages by the island of Kerrera.
Mrs Campbell’s sampler is as beautiful and as colourful as the place in which she lived. The area has captivated artists, authors, composers, and poets for centuries. Mrs Campbell’s sampler has been a joy to reproduce and to stitch and we hope that you will be inspired to pick up your needle and stitch her sampler."