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#161   "Stitchin' Witches" 
...A Witchy Halloween Sampler!
 Whoo hooo...! These Stitchin’ Witches are stirring up a wicked brew of crows and bats and cat’s whiskers! What could be more fun than combining stitching with these colourful and cackling Hallowe’en Witches? Just look at the top of the sampler, where one of our witches in residence is stitching her quilt of orange and black while bats fly overhead under the new moon. Our Witches live in a cottage in the woods, surrounded by pumpkins and gnarled old trees, and the black lace really sets off each of the panels. Specialty stitches with wonderful colour combinations are found throughout. The middle panel shows another Stitchin’ Witch all in a muddle.. crows are stealing her precious black silk, and she’s vainly trying to remember a spell to stop the thievery! Then more black lace, and some perfectly round tiny orange buttons and the bottom panel appears. The moon is full, and now our witches are sitting around their bubbling cauldron as they stitch. Who says a watched pot never boils..? A wonderful deep band of black lace gives the next specialty stitch bands a wonderful setting! This sampler was inspired by a group of stitching friends who call themselves the Stitchin’ Witches. I met them in a retreat many years ago and their fun was contagious! You can stitch the smaller panels by themselves, or stitch the whole fabulously colourful Witchy and Stitchy sampler to hang on your walls for Halloween! - Thea

"Stitchin' Witches" Sampler  
Design area: 249h x 72w (17.8"h x 5.1"w)  
         Model: 28ct Summer Khaki Cashel  Cut fabric: 11” x 24” for finishing


  • #161P MAIN Accessory Pack (enough to stitch this long sampler)

    Gloriana silk #053 “Granny Smith Green” - lt 
    Kreinik Mori #2063 - pumpkin lt 
    Kreinik Mori #6083 - purple 
    Needlepoint Inc. #304 - red brown 
    Needlepoint Inc. #473 - yellow 
    Needlepoint Inc. #967 - grey brown vy dk 
    Gloriana silk #066A “Highland Garden Dark” - multi 
    Gloriana silk #117 “Elizabethan Green” - dk 
    Kreinik Mori #0113 - flesh 
    Needlepoint Inc. #556 - bright orange 
    Needlepoint Inc. #721 - pumpkin vy dk 
    Needlepoint Inc. #964 - grey brown med

    Gloriana silk #87 “Forest” - greens med 
    Kreinik Mori #2016 - gold 
    Kreinik Mori #2066 - pumpkin med 
    Kreinik Mori #3017 - red 
    Kreinik Mori #7024 - tan 
    Needlepoint Inc. #974 - brown dk

    SJ Designs petite beads #1809 - green lt 
    SJ Designs petite beads #1844 - lavender pearl 
    SJ Designs petite beads #1871 - midnight iris 
    SJ Designs seed beads #1102 - black 
    Mill Hill seed beads #2033 - orange 
    Specialty buttons micro mini round - orange

    #161BFP Black Silk Floss Pack
    Kreinik Mori Black (enough to stitch sampler) 

    Extra Materials Needed:
  • Needles #10 short beading  
  • Needles #24 Tapestry

      Stitches Used in this Sampler:

  • Cross Stitch
  • Petit Cross Stitch   
  • Back Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Tied Rhodes Stitch
  • Smyrna Cross Stitch
  • Plaited Stitch
  • Tied Cross Stitch
  • Partial Rhodes Stitch
  • Captive Triple Cross Stitch
  • Foliage Stitch
  • Algerian Eyelet

Sorting The Threads in your Accessory Pack: Remember to sort in daylight near a window, not under artificial light indoors, as the colours change with the colour of the lightbulbs we use. Each floss has a different number of strands in each thread length. This helps you differentiate the different colours in your pack. Needlepoint Inc. silk floss has 8 strands per length The Kreinik Mori has 6 strands per length The Gloriana Overdyed Silk has 12 thin strands per length. Dinky Dyes has 6 strands per length. FYI:We noticed that some colours have been divided into two lengths. This can happen if a colour requires 1.5 yards. Our kitmaker might include one 1 yard length and one 0.5 yard length, so don't get confused if one colour has more than one length of thread. We hope this extra information will help you sort your threads more easily!

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