October 26-27, 2012
Friday - Saturday
Lady Washington Sampler
Designed by Dawn Fisher of
Morning Glory Needleworks
(Only Retreat Attendees May Order These Class Kits)
This lovely sampler was designed around the life of Martha Washington or, as Martha was known to those who loved and respected her, Lady Washington. Martha was a fascinating person and an avid stitcher!
Each band on this lovely sampler represents a highlight from the life of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, which you will hear about at Dawn’s mini-session as the Spooky Retreat. The sampler begins with the Martha Washington Geranium and concludes with Martha and George in their wedding finery.
The sampler is worked on 30 count Angel Hair over-dyed linen using over-dyed threads, both from Weeks Dye Works. The beautiful colors used for this sampler are Hunter, Dried Sage, Chablis, Sweetheart Rose, Romance, Icicle, Purple Majesty, Sky, Navy, Curry, Schneckley, Molasses, Buttercup, Old Glory, and Kohl.
Stitches in this sampler include two versions of Foliage Stitch, Cross with Bar, Diagonal Cross, Half Rhodes with Cross, Modified Tudor Rose, Rapid Stitch, Florentine, Captive Rice, Trellis Cross, Continental, Triple Cross, Blackwork, Queen, Double Star, Smyrna over 2 threads, Rice stitch over 2 threads, Canvas Lace and a new stitch called Martha’s Dance Fan.
If you would like to work on this project at the retreat, you’ll want stretcher bars or q-snaps with you to accomodate fabric that ix 11” x 18”.