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Victorian gothic blackwork embroidery stitch along pattern. Toxic medicinal plants


Victorian gothic blackwork embroidery stitch along pattern. Toxic medicinal plants

Once, upon a morn so dreary, I (your kindest of hosts – Mistress Stitches) stumbled upon a book hidden on my bookshelf that I do not recall having ever seen before. From whence it came, I still remain unsure. A small book, unmarked on it’s cover, all hand written with papers lose and a cabinet photograph enclosed of someone unfamiliar.

Intrigued, I retired to my chair in the parlour to read with growing interest. A most curious volume indeed.

I pulled close my writing slope and started to note down the key jewels of information held therein. As if a child, my eyes lit with wonder! All of the marvels of the medicinal properties of plants that grow hither and thither in garden and hedgerow were laid bare to me. Oh! My wonderment increased ten fold with each notation. Yet the book held a stark warning. If these botanical wonders were not handled in the proper manor, the blessings bestowed could turn to curse and poison the unwary.

So, I welcome you to peruse, although carefully, the wonderous tinctures which lay upon my shelves that have helped to heal the sick and the wounded. These botanicals have become a steadfast part of our miraculous modern medicine. But beware, handle with care and follow all guidance given for there is a fine line between imbuing life and imbibing death.

Without further ado, please be welcome my Honoured Guests, and remember to remain wary of what you touch in my parlour. Sometimes the prettiest things can cause the most pain…

This is a mystery SAL, you don’t get to see the full pattern until the end. The design is based around the traditional sampler and has a Victorian gothic in feel to it. Each of the sampler sections is decorated differently.

On pattern release, be sure to stick to the pattern in the PDF. You may feel the urge to “fill in the blanks”, but the spaces are there for specific reasons!

There are 3 palettes available to stitch this pattern in, “jewel” tones, more “muted” colours and a “dark” palette. This pattern is designed to be stitched on lighter coloured fabrics. I have stitched mine on 28 count coffee dyed evenweave stitching over 2. I have stitched the frame in black, you can change this to a colour of your preference.

There are some fractional stitches in this pattern.

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■ Sizing ■
Pattern size: 180 wide x 180 high

Following sizes are for:
14 count (or stitching over 2 on 28 count) – stitched area: 32.7cm x 32.7cm (12 ¾ x 12 ¾ inches); fabric size suggested: 48cm x 48cm (19 x 19 inches)
16 count (or stitching over 2 on 32 count) – stitched area: 28.6cm x 28.6cm (11 ¼ x 11 ¼ inches); fabric size suggested: 44cm x 44cm (17 x 17 inches)
18 count (or stitching over 2 on 36 count) – stitched area: 25.4cm x 25.4cm (10 x 10 inches); fabric size suggested: 41cm x 41cm (16 x 16 inches)

■ Colours ■
Muted: DMC Ecru/white, 310, 420, 422, 156, 210, 604, 722, 743, 954 & 3801
Jewel: DMC Ecru/white, 310, 420, 422, 155, 444, 553, 666, 894, 912 & 970
Dark: DMC Ecru/white, 154, 310, 336, 702, 838, 900, 902, 3726, 3852 & 3862

■ Schedule ■
December 31st – Frame – RELEASED
February 4th – Fill 1 – Hemlock – RELEASED
February 11th – Surround 1 – RELEASED
February 18th – Fill 2 – RELEASED
February 25th – Week Off
March 4th – Surround 2 – RELEASED
March 11th – Fill 3 – RELEASED
March 18th – Surround 3 – RELEASED
March 25th – Week Off
April 1st – Fill 4 – RELEASED
April 8th – Surround 4 – RELEASED
April 15th – Fill 5 – RELEASED
April 22nd- Surround 5 – RELEASED
April 29th – Week Off
May6th – Fill 6
May 13th – Surround 6
May 20th – Fill 7
May 27th – Week Off
June 3rd – Surround 7
June 10th – Fill 8
June 17th – Surround 8
June 24th – Week Off
July 7th – Addition 1
July 14th – Addition 2
July 21st – Addition 3
July 28th – Week Off
August 5th – Addition 4
August 12th – Addition 5
August 19th – Addition 6
August 26th – Optional Extras – The End!

■ Pattern Content ■
Floss brands: DMC
Colour count: 11
Backstitching: YES
Fractional stitches : YES
French/colonial knots: NO
Metallic floss: NO
Other speciality floss: NO
Blends: NO
Printed overlap: Included on all multi-page patterns

★ The individual parts will be emailed to you on the release dates. If you are joining part way through the stitch along, previous releases will be available to download from the Membership Area. Please ensure that you give a valid email address upon purchase.

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Reviews (23)

23 reviews for Urban Stitches (stitch along) SAL – That Which Does Not Kill Us – blackwork embroidery toxic plants Victorian gothic

Based on 23 reviews
  1. Vicki Russell (verified owner)

  2. Teresa (verified owner)

  3. Sarah K. (verified owner)

    These charts are always easy to use. Urban stitches has creative ideas and patterns. I can’t wait to make it through this SAL as well.

  4. Dean Statham (verified owner)

    Their SAL are awesome! I’ll definitely keep buying.

  5. Ann Marie J. (verified owner)

    Every stitch by Urban Stitches gets me excited for the next one. Can’t wait to start this SAL!

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    Image #1 from Ann Marie J.
  6. Jennifer Hardin (verified owner)

    Easy to read pattern with very clear instructions! This is my first blackwork piece and I’m enjoying it very much!

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    Image #1 from Jennifer Hardin
  7. Sandra Scharlow (verified owner)

    Love it

  8. Toni Semmens (verified owner)

    Great easy to use pattern. Only issue, and its a very minor one, is that Pattern Keeper doesn’t work with it. Love the design and am just using it as a PDF which is going great 🙂

  9. Hannah (verified owner)

    Beautiful pattern. Super excited for my first SAL. Love the theme!

  10. Beverly A. (verified owner)

    This is a lovely pattern. Different ways to view the pattern make it so much easier to stitch. Would give 10 stars if I could.

  11. Arlene L. (verified owner)

    Haven’t stitched it yet, but it looks wonderful

  12. Pam Schwarze (verified owner)

  13. Kay Thompson (verified owner)

    Nice big patterns

  14. Pam D. (verified owner)

    Very happy about the subject matter and I received excellent response and service from the seller.
    Clear instructions and charts (I went for the pdf)
    Would highly recommend this seller.

  15. Gail Leath (verified owner)

  16. Samantha Madrus (verified owner)

    So beautiful! Pattern is clear and easy to follow. I use the gridded, but I do love that there’s a chart on digital Aida as well.

  17. Jessica M. (verified owner)

    Beautiful, easy to follow instructions and prompt releases as the SAL continues. I can’t wait to see what the next weeks bring.

  18. Ana M. (verified owner)

  19. Jane G. (verified owner)

    I am so pleased with the service I have received from Urban Stitches, prompt responses to enquiries, easy and clear PDF patterns, I just can’t wait for my fabric to arrive so that I can actually get started on my first Urban Stitches SAL, “That Which Does Not Kill Us.”

  20. Alex (verified owner)

  21. Mo Marshall (verified owner)

    Lovely SAL, well put together, smooth transaction. Highly recommended!

  22. Tasha (verified owner)

    Love the pattern

  23. Robin S. (verified owner)

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