Stitching Club projects for 2013

2013 Stitching Clubs

We have two Stitching Club Programmes for this year:

The first is an Alphabet Sampler spread over 9 months.

This project is a showcase for overdyed threads and worked on hand dyed linen. It uses cross stitch, herringbone stitch and Algerian eyelets. You will receive 3 letters a month.

Sampler is worked on 30 count linen and design size is 25 x 79 cm.

Cost for this project is $100 for 1st instalment and then $22.00 for the next 8 months.

Starts June.

The second project is a Mystery Sampler from Diane Williams of

Little House Needleworks. Many of you will be familiar with LHN as

we have featured many of their designs over the years and they have a lovely fresh appeal.

This is a 3 part series called Song of the Seasons  and the teaser gives you an idea of what you are in for.

It is worked on Weeks Dye Works 30# hand dyed linen with Weeks overdyed threads.

Cost is $50 for Part One and $25.00 for Parts Two and Three.

Starts June/July


Mystery Sampler from Blue ribbon Designs

Over 3 months beginning February.

(click to enlarge)

Cost $180.00

Numbers are limited so first in.

2012 Stitching Clubs

Loose Feathers 2012

The format is a bit different this year. There are 4 charts in the series. Each will include a main sample + 2 bonus charts. The main samples are intended to be stitched separately but follow the vintage reproduction theme and are in the well recognised Blackbird Design style.

No.1 is the Mary Ann Blackburn Sampler.


Book $28.00

30# Hand dyed linen fat 1/4

Hand dyed threads for sampler $35.00


Dans Ma Rue - ‘In My Street’

This project will be sent out monthly in 8 parts, starting after Easter.

Each part costs $49.90 plus postage for the complete kit, which is pre-printed linen, threads and instructions. This is a specially discounted rate just for this project. Normally the kits cost more but bulk buying allows us to offer a small discount.

Some parts have extra hearts and fill in pieces.

At the end of the project we will give you a price for the linen and tape if you choose to finish it as a wall hanging.

A Schoolgirls book of Needlework

This project is an amazing wool book by Island Cottage Needlearts.

Each page has a different custom dyed wool fabric with a mini sampler stitched on 35 count linen which is attached to the wool page and another design for the back.

Each month there are 2 designs.

You receive the dyed wool & linen for the designs (we will be offering Permin lambswool linen)

You can select to have 32 count linen instead of 35 and your stitching will be a bit bigger.

There are no threads included. The design calls for Belle Soie silks from Crescent colours. We will order in a couple skeins of these for each page and give you an approximate conversion to dyed cotton threads or you can choose your own colours.

Cost is $19.90 per month plus postage without the threads. There are 12 parts . We will be running behind in months of course as we are almost in March and they started in January in the States but that’s ok. We will run to our own time table.

First 10 will start in March.


2011 Stitching Clubs

Loose Feathers Club

This Year’s project is a three-part sampler released in August, October and December. Each of the three leaflets also includes two bonus designs. With the first instalment you receive 30# hand-dyed fabric big enough for the whole sampler and the chart for Part One with any threads you need. The second and third instalments will be just the chart and any extra threads. The designs use hand-dyed threads, a mix of Crescent Colours and Gentle Art Threads. We are offering these threads at a 20% discount for the main sampler (not bonus patterns). DMC alternatives are provided but the discount does not apply here.


Fabric for whole sampler $35.00
Leaflet (each time) $19.90

Threads Part One

11 @ $5.00 less 20%

Quaker Bag and Accessories

Quaker Bag and Accessories.

This project, designed by Tracy and Kate, consists of a beautiful workbag with six cross-stitched panels. It is stitched on 32 count hand-dyed linen with Gentle Art Shaker Threads. It is complimented with a range of accessories and a co-ordinated fabric range has been carefully chosen to make up the workbag and accessory pieces.

These pieces which will be added month by month, include a needle pouch, emery strawberry, thread keep, thimble/button box, name tag, scissor pouch and a few other surprises. The end result will be an exquisite, yet practical bag full of useful accessories which will make you the envy of all your friends.

The project will be sent out monthly over eight months with finishing instructions at the end.

Cost for the project is $90.00 on enrolment for the first instalment and then $39.00 per month after that.

Starts in June and will run through until February 2012 with no instalment in January.

There will be a limited number of kits available as the fabric has all been pre-ordered, so don’t delay with signing up. Early indications from those who have seen the model in store is that this will be very popular.

Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler

Birds of a Feather Mystery Sampler

This is designed by Brenda Gervais who is a very popular American designer. We have featured her designs in our newsletters and Sampler of the Month.

You don’t get to see the Sampler of course (where would the mystery be then) but if you like her work you will love it.

There will be 3 patterns in the series. The first will detail the border and the middle will be split into two sections. It is worked with Weeks Dye Works thread and linen. You can choose to do it on 30 or 35 count. The sampler stitch count is 173w x 190h.

Starts in May/June. Instalments will be sent out at 6 week intervals.

Cost for each instalment is $66.00. This is very limited.

Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

The theme this year is birds and we are taking the designs from Cathy Jean at Victoria Sampler.

There are two birds per month for 6 months so you will have a lovely collection of birds by Christmas time and they will look so cute hanging on your tree.

The designs are worked on 28 count linen which is provided. The thread accessory pack which includes overdyed threads, beads, buttons and the wire hanger is an optional extra.

Chart and Fabric $35.00

Accessory Pack $49.90

(This is for two designs per month.)

Contact us to sign up.

Disclaimer: All prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change at any time.