The Witch's Ride

The Witch's Ride

Sunday, January 6, 2013

The Excitement continues!

Thanks to all of you who have read my blog and shared my excitement about the old sampler.  If you read the comments on the last post, you will see that I received a comment from Irene( Starry-eyed Stitcher).  She is very familiar with the area this sampler comes from.  We have shared some very interesting e-mails.  The world is truly a small place!! That plus , bloggers are the nicest people.
The wonderful SBA has been very busy charting the sampler.  I think he has seen it as quite a challenge. He has finished the chart and now we have to deal with the colors.  We are using the back as that is where you can see her choices.  We may do the front as a very pale option. There are only 5 colors so we are trying to decide how to chart them without doing the entire sampler over again with symbols.  He did use symbols on the motifs so that will make it easier. Each letter is only one color so we might just put a number by each letter. Any suggestions on how to show color without re-graphing the whole thing?.

 The entire sampler.

 Elizabeth did very detailed bands.  In stitching the sampler, I think the bands will be the most time consuming.

More detailed bands




This is the bottom.  We left her mistakes in the chart.
I hope to stitch the reproduction and then hang them side by side.
I wish you all a great week ahead!



13 comments:

  1. How exciting indeed! I have undertaken a similar project but graphed it from a photograph. It looks like your husband did a very fine job of graphing it for you! The most challenging part for me was figuring out the missing stitches from the sampler. I have the linen and silks to start stitching it and hope to make it my first project of 2013. The one I am doing also has just a few colors and originated in an area not far from where I live. I will watch your progress with interest. Best of luck in your endeavor. It will be a treasure when finished!

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  2. So pretty,are you planning on selling the chart when it's done ?
    The other option is to transfer it to a pc programme where you can add a key , or list the key with "use this colour for letters A,C,F "etc

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  3. Just simply amazing! Such detail, I love it.

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  4. What a labor of love! Well done Barb and SBA!

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  5. Oh wow Barb! This is just fabulous. I can't wait to see your reproduction.

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  6. That was fast! When I had just a few distinct colors I used colored pencils and shaded the stitches.

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  7. I can't wait to see your start on what looks like a beautiful sampler! I love the different bands!

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  8. Wow, you are almost ready to start stitching. I can't wait to see the colors. How wonderful that you are working on this project together.

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  9. This is sooo cool. Looking forward to your progress.

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  10. That is so wonderful that your husband was able to chart it for you, Barb--what a fun project for the two of you!

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  11. How cool that this will be a project that both you and your husband have worked on! I am looking forward to watching your progress on this!!

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  12. How exciting! Good job you guys!

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  13. Wonderful your blog and your work, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

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