Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Free Chart... Three Peacocks (a Faithfully Reproduced Antique Sampler)

As promised... Simply click on these words to be redirected to a free downloadable pdf charted version of this little stitched piece that I found over the weekend at a local antique show.

The chart calls for DMC, but please substitute your favorite threads if you so desire, choose a different count of linen to work it onto, finish it as a pin cushion or needle book, whatever your heart desires... and be sure to send me a photo when you’re done! I’d love to share it on my finish blog.

I tried to represent the original piece as best as I could, by charting for stitches where I could tell they originally had been placed, but leaving off stitches that have no evidence of ever existing. This means there will be some imbalance and unexpected quirks, so pay attention!

Now off you go... download the chart, spread the word to your stitching friends, challenge each other to be creative, send me photos of your completed work, and start checking the Heartstring Samplery Finish Blog to see how many different ways it is translated!

As always, I would be very grateful if you gave credit to me if you post photos or links anywhere online, or offer your finished goods up for sale.

P.S. if it bothers you that my specialty font was lost in the conversion to pdf process, you can always contact me to ask for an emailed copy. I've tried and tried to fix this bug, but somehow can't figure out how it is being lost. My pdf file looks perfect on my end, but when it is uploaded, POOF! gone. The chart itself is unaffected, so this is merely an aesthetic issue.

21 comments:

Melissa said...

Thank you so much for this lovely freebie, Beth!

Vera said...

Love the pattern, but when I click, the screen comes up blank:( If you could e-mail the chart, I would appreciate. Thanks!!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Thank you Beth! It is lovely and I look forward to stitching those perky peacocks!

Krista said...

Love it!! Thank you Beth!

teri said...

Thank you, I am looking forward to my new needle case. Teri

Deb on the Cumberland Plateau said...

Thank you for the beautiful chart!

Anonymous said...

Thank You Beth for sharing this
charming piece.
Enjoy your day
Darlene North

Kathy L. said...

Thank you so much for the lovely freebie. I can't wait to stitch this one.

Kathy

Hazel said...

Beth this is wonderful! Thanks so much! xx

Patty C. said...

Love it
Thank you so much !!!

Karen said...

Thank you for the generous gift, I love it!

Jennifer M said...

It's wonderful-thank you, I have something in mind and hopefully I can start sometime soon:)

Giovanna said...

Thank you! What a charming design.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this sweet stitch... Have a wonderful day!
Michelle

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Absolutely lovely ~ can't wait to stitch!!!

Thank you kindly.

Lumilu7 said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce cadeau, cette grille est Superbe! J'adore.
Sorry my english is very bad :-(
but I try this: Thank you so much it's beautiful.....
Good day to you
Amicalement du Qu├ębec, Lucie

Lynn said...

Thank you for this wonderful little gift! The original piece is an amazing find.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

How wonderful Beth, thank you so much for charting your wonderful find for us all!

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

Thank you so much ~ love the design!!!

Lorene Frischknecht said...

Thanks, beth, for this lovely chart! I can't wait to stitch it.

eszter said...

thanks so much! love it♥