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Very disappointed to have purchased this and then realized I have no method of printing it to use as I cross stitch - I can't sit with fabric and thread in hand and refer to a kindle page to stitch - I loved the pattern, but would not recommend buying any of these in this format - very awkward and a rip-off in my opinion -
I am currently working on all 4 of the Celtic Seasonal Ladies as designed by Lavender and r 3 of the 4 seasons the publisher of the patterns chose to use a computer generated ver of the final design rather than a photograph of the finished stitched piece, while it was mildly annoying for the Summer and Autumn it turned out that the final pieces were close to the colors indicated on the image with the t so on Winter, the photo makes you believe that it is a stark white gown with severe gray shading and intense yellow accents worn by a woman of dusky coloring with black hair. In reality the shading is not as severe and in line with the gradations we see in the other ladies, her skintones are the same as the other ladies and she has dark brown hair, not black as shown. The Fabric (the recommended Smoky Pearl) is closer to a dusty sky blue not the slate blue/blue gray.Due to my not good opinion of the front image/photo I ALMOST decided to not obtain this chart, and only finally included it when I decided to do the other Celtic ladies, I have been (thankfully) plesantly suprised that the final piece will look MUCH better than the image implied.4/5 stars for the not good design and production of the chart photo, for the time. money, and expense required to complete one of the L&L designs you would think they would be sure the front photo showed this incredable design to it's fullest and most flattering potential.
I recently finished stitching this pattern onto a Nursery Time Baby Afghan-Rainbow and it turned out so cute! I only spent about 15 hours a week on it and was done in less than 4 months, so it's not a very complicated pattern. Also, the patterns are designed in a method that it is very simple to inter-change colors. The baby that I was making it for was a girl, so I changed some of the blue coloring to pink to create it a small more girly. A lot of of my co-workers were cooing over it when I brought it in to give to the mother. One of the co-workers who is pregnant saw the blanket and decided that was the theme that she wanted for her son's room and asked if I would stitch one for her as well! It's a true winner!
I absolutely love the detail in this mermaid. My only one negative statement of it is the aida cloth it came with is 30 count and the squares are really tiny! Other than I place it onto a smaller count cloth, this is a unbelievable cross stitch! Very simple to follow pattern, it looks difficult when it first comes in, but it's quite simple. I was also impressed with the seller, I emailed them a couple of times with some questions prior to purchase and found them to be quite friendly and quick in their responses. I would definitely purchase this again, though I'm looking at another of this sellers work currently! :) Enjoy!
Some of the materials listed on the char are hard to obtain a keep of, unless you have access to a very well stocked cross-stitch needlework e Needlepaints Thread, listed on the Chart as NP2001 to NP2006 used to be produced by Lavender and Lace, they are used for the inner (purple) skirt, and some accents in the pattern but for a time they were no longer being made, at the time I wrote this I was not able to confirm that they were still in production. I was able to obtain my hands on the Needlepaints, and on some of the subs to e DMC series (159-160s) are method brighter and more blue than the blue-violet of the e Rainbow Gallery has several threads (PDF available on [...] ) that are closer to the original dusty blue violet...but still bluer than the before you start you need to choose which series you will go with, since all three versions vary in shade, intensity and color they cannot be mixed and matched. Both the Rainbow Gallery and the Needlepaints (when you can search them) run about $3.00 per skein, but on the plus side it looks like 1 skein of each Needlepaint color has enough thread to complete this chart and her sister chart Celtic Autumn, which uses the same purple series if you stick to the recommended two threads on 14 ct, per the e green for her dress and in the word "Summer" was originally charted with the Needlepaint's 2100 series, and are truly no longer in production, again the PDF on recommended DMC replacement colors. I used the DMC series 500-504 with some blending (I blended 500/501 to replace NP2105) of threads to achive 6 required shades of green needed. If you are lucky to have the original Needlepaints colors, like with the purple above you can't mix and match with the DMC color ankfully the rest of the required materials for this piece were easily obtained, but again a warning for those who don't have simple access to a cross-stitch gathering the materials for this design can be fustrating.
Some of the materials listed on the char are hard to obtain a keep of, unless you have access to a very well stocked cross-stitch needlework e Needlepaints Thread, listed on the Chart as NP2001 to NP2006 used to be produced by Lavender and Lace, they are used for the main outer (purple) skirt, and the word 'Autumn' but for a time they were no longer being made, at the time I wrote this I was not able to confirm that they were still in production. I was able to obtain my hands on the Needlepaints, and on some of the subs to e DMC series (159-160s) are method brighter and more blue than the blue-violet of the Needlepaints, (See full conversion Chart here- [...]The Rainbow Gallery has several threads (PDF available on [...] that are closer to the original dusty blue violet...but still bluer than the before you start you need to choose which series you will go with, since all three versions vary in shade, intensity and color they cannot be mixed and matched. Both the Rainbow Gallery and the Needlepaints (when you can search them) run about $3.00 per skein, but on the plus side it looks like 1 skein of each Needlepaint color has enough thread to complete this chart and her sister chart Celtic Autumn, which uses the same purple series if you stick to the recommended two threads on 14 ct, per the chart.I also had problem locating the recommended Taupe Linen per the chart, I had to settle for 'Natural' which is also created by Zweigart has the same tone...but not as even of a color.Overall a attractive piece and lovely companion to her sisters, but since some of the materials are either no longer made...or hard to obtain it could be annoying to un-informed stitchers.
This product includes the pattern and list of recommended stuff to complete the project. It very clearly states as much so I knew not to expect floss, material etc . The pattern came very thoughtfully packaged and seemed more like something you would save and pass on versus shop bought patterns. I like that you can choose tour materials based on budget. Attractive patterns!
The pattern was clear and simple to read. The two colors will create it a nice brainless activity to hold my hands busy while watching TV with my family. Cross Stitch is a amazing method to hold your hands occupied so you don't search yourself eating just because your bored.
Came zippy fast. Am doing these for gifts. Simple to follow directions and fun to create. The excellent bonus for a host. Just add a basket and a homemade loaf of bread under the bread cloth and even a homemade jar of jam... PERFECT GIFT
I've just taken up cross-stitch seriously within the latest year, and this is my favorite pattern book so far. These patterns are absolutely user-friendly and very simple to read. All done in color, with huge diagrams so there's no guesswork. I've personally done about 6 of these so far, and they've turned out gorgeous + earned me compliments every time I've taken them out anywhere. Also handy for someone who's just learning how to stitch, since they are less time consuming than most projects out there, but still yield a very satisfactory finished product that you can be proud of.Highly recommended!
There are very thorough black and white and color instructions in this particular pattern book. Each page has a bit of the pattern which makes it easier to see. I am used to finishing all of one color of the project at once, though. This will teach me to complete one section at a time.
Really cute vintage sampler. I plan on making a couple of them in various color combinations for mates as a gift. Nice package, amazing instructions, easy design which is very cute. With only 5 colors it is very simple to personalize the sample for a specific color scheme
Attractive design, Very nice charts, huge and simple to follow. I liked the “stitching tips and tips” and “ cross stitch project fabric planner” included. I prefer charts to kits since I can customize the fabric and change the floss colors. The charts are on standard size letter paper...my only issue is they were folded in half to fit in a protective plastic bag. They do not have a hard crease...I just don’t like folds on my charts if it can be avoided. I am storing them in full size sheet protectors.
Having it arrive in four copied (rather than original) sections and attempting to align those sections to search the middle was frustrating; some lines (sections) did not match. The edges got frayed as I worked with each section doing the second sampler. If I can search this pattern in the original rather than copied I will buy it again. The cash I spent for this pattern was outrageous for a copied pattern .D. Wisner
This will be my first attempt at completing a pattern, rather than purchasing a full kit. While I have not purchased the materials yet, the instructions appear very complete and simple to follow. I am looking forward to this project, and I'm happy with how the materials arrived!