‘Wisdom tells me I am nothing, love tells me I am everything’
Love & Wisdom is an alphabet band sampler with a flowery border and lots of unusual stitches, by Drawn Thread.
The 8-page booklet has a pull out chart printed in black and white, approximately 10 stitches per 2cm on a double length of A4.
Included stitches are cross stitch, backstitch, satin stitch heart, double back stitch, four-sided stitch, octagonal eye, algerian eye, bosnia stitch, chevron stitch, darning, eastern stitch, gobelin stitch, hungarian stitch, italian cross stitch, jacquard motif, knit stitch, laced double back stitch, mexican stitch, norwich stitch, oblong cross, pekinese stitch, quodlibet, rug stitch, shell stitch, tete de beouf, up and down buttonhole, vault stitch, web stitch, ‘y’ stitch, zig zag stitch.
This is almost complete alphabet of international stitches.
The borders have even more stitches – double rice stitch, crossed corner cushions, double fly stitch, square herringbone, sheaf stitch, leviathan, gate stitch and fishbone stitch with stitch diagrams for all.
The sample was stitched on 30ct linen.
Nominal size: approx. 12 cm (W) X 45 cm (H) (5 X 18 in)
The design is stitched over 73 by 267 stitches, using six shades of Needlepoint Silks or DMC alternatives and four buttons or charms of your choice. Fabric used in sample is 30ct Sunflower Seed linen from Legacy Linen using Needlepoint Inc. Silk (348 Dark Olive, 342 Light Olive, 156 Dark Blue Green, 154 Light Blue Green, 649 Gold and 127 Dark Brick) or DMC Floss (936, 3013, 500, 926, 729 and 3857.