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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Roland-designs news - May 2021

 

Roland-designs
Preserving our needlework heritage
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Dear friends of Roland-designs

It’s spring and with it comes the spring showers! I won’t complain as the ground does need a good watering, so I’ll use this rainy Sunday to send you the latest news from Roland-designs.
 
The past couple months I have worked on charting samplers from 1803 to 1859, the little girl who stitched the earliest sampler would have been born around 1795 – Just thinking about it and touching the fabric and threads she touched makes me feel linked in a way to our distant past. Time passed and since then we have improved our lives in so many ways, yet we still share the same interest and skills for needlework. I hope that in stitching reproductions of these samplers you will also feel a connection with our humanity and heritage.
 
We are still living in very uncertain times, but we won’t let that stop us from enjoying the moment and indulging in lots of creative pursuits. At present I am working on something I had never stitched before – a needleroll. I made a mock-up and have now started on the stitching; it will be a free pattern and I’ll announce on my social media when it is available.
 
If you have any thoughts on samplers, antique samplers, and stitching of reproductions I would love to hear from you. You can write me directly at: rolanddesigns@gmail.com
 
Have a wonderful Sunday.
 
With care
Virginie Lykins
 

Ann Blanchard sampler 1803
Eliza Islip sampler 1853
Mary Ann Batty sampler 1859
 
The samplers are available on the website and ETSY

Mary
 
An updated version of this pattern is available on ETSY and the website.

You can also read about my original blog post about the pattern here: https://roland-designs.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-berlin-woolwork.html
 

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