When I’m travelling, I often take some stitching with me. But that brings its own problems. It usually means that I have to take small projects, so that I won’t need my floor frame. Recently, this cross stitch sampler by Rosewood Manor has caught my eye. Although it’s larger than my usual kind of ‘portable project’, it’s working out OK to do on the move, as each motif is a small one, so it’s easy to pick it up and put it down when time allows.
It’s quite large when finished, but isn’t it beautiful? Above is the image from the front of the chart booklet. Below is the colour key, with bits of each thread stuck alongside, to make it easier for me to find each shade of thread.
I bought the chart booklet from Arts and Designs of Dumfries, Scotland. I found it impossible to buy the Valdani threads which are recommended to stitch it in the UK, though. They are lovely three-strand overdyed threads, which are claimed to be colourfast (haven’t tested that yet – I’m just hoping!). The selection of 12 colours needed for this project are available in one cute little box. I got them from Stitch and Frog in the USA, in the end.
[EDIT, January 2017: Valdani thread is now available in the UK from Sew and So, as individual spools.]
I’ve only managed a small corner so far, but I’m pleased with how it’s turning out.
4 thoughts on “Autumn Quakers by Rosewood Manor : 1”
Hi Janet, I follow your blog and I loved seeing the Autumn Quakers piece. FYI that design with threads is available from the Keepsake Needlearts site and they have others in this series, winter and spring. I have been eyeing them and I just might go for it now after seeing the lovely Autumn up close. I love all your work, by the way.
Yes, I know it’s easily available in the USA – but in the UK, it’s not so easy. I love the other ‘seasons’ in this series….very tempting!
Hello! For future reference, you can buy the Valdani 6-strand Embroidery Floss at Sew and So, here in the UK at a reasonable price.
I bought mine there as I needed some for a pattern by Nora Corbett.
Beautiful floss to stitch with.
Hi Marie! Thanks for letting me know – I’ll edit the original post, so that this information is more easily found 🙂