A Most Noble Pursuit
A limited-edition collaboration sampler from ten of your favorite design companies

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Ask your favorite needlework shop about this exciting sampler!!!

      Ten of your favorite design companies have joined to create a limited-edition collaboration sampler, A Most Noble Pursuit.  The designers are Ann and Liz of Brightneedle, Kathy of Carriage House Samplings, Tracy of Hands to Work, Lori of La D Da, Tricia of Patricia Ann Designs, Susan and Pam of Praiseworthy Stitches, Cathy of Primitive Traditions, Vicki of A Stitch and A Prayer, Ellen of With My Needle, and Candy and Mary of The Workbasket.

Sampler Details.  Each of the ten design companies created a block.  The blocks can be stitched on one piece of linen to make a very large sampler, or the blocks can be stitched individually.  All ten charts are packaged together in a booklet with a photograph of the stitched piece on the product cover.  This is a big sampleró408 stitches wide by 242 stitches high.

Linen.  The model uses 36-count, Light Examplar hand-dyed linen from Lakeside Linens.  They are offering shops a custom-sized cut in both standard and vintage versions of the linen.  The cut size before dyeing will be approximately 27 x 20 inches. This does NOT allow for the usual 6-inch margin on the width; it will be closer to 4 inches which is ample if you are not planning on matting your sampler.  If you prefer a larger margin, we suggest you purchase a half-yard cut, which is approximately 27 x 36 inches, and work this project with the selvedge at the top or bottom edge.

ThreadsOur model is stitched using Needlepoint Inc. silk threads which are available to shops as thread packs.  Shops can contact Pablo at Needlepoint Inc. to place orders.  DMC substitutions are provided on the chart.

Chart Sales.  The chart retails for $40.

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