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JANET RAE born 1828 - Needle WorkPress
Chart Only. Exclusive to The Crewel Gobelin SAL Stitch-A-Long 2019. Please Note: You cannot use the Wool Thread on 36 count linen

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Janet Rae Linen Piece


Recreated by NeedleWorkPress for The Crewel Gobelin 2019 Stitch-A-Long.

"When Janet Rae stitched her sampler in the nineteenth century, she never could have suspected that her humble woolwork effort would be the inspiration for a twenty-first-century international stitch along. Fortunately for us, technology facilitates this collaborative effort bringing Janet's legacy to life for present-day needlework enthusiasts.

Likely Scottish, Janet's sampler blends a colourful alphabet with playful motifs and family initials. With so many fabric and fibre options, today's stitcher can adapt the project in a variety of ways.

Feel free to join this Crewel Gobelin stitch-a-long any time between October 2018 and October 2019. Share your progress throughout the year to inspire fellow stitchers to join in the fun of keeping history alive and fostering a love of needlework into the twenty-first century."

The stitch count is 163W x 265H

Stitches: Cross Stitch, Algerian Eye, Diagonal Satin Stitch and Queen Stitch.

Our model sampler has been stitched on 28 count R&R French Roast linen with one strand of Gentle Art Simply Wool over two threads of linen.

Janet Rae can be stitched using threads and the linen count of your choice although the GAST Simply Wool thread works best on either 28 or 32 count linen. We have thread packs available in the GAST Simply Wool, Gentle Art Sampler Threads and DMC stranded cotton.A silk conversion is available, please contact us directly for details.

Suggested linen colours are R&R French Roast, WDW Beige, WDW Parchment .

The Gentle Art Simply Wool Threads used are: Maple Syrup, Dark Chocolate, Midnight, Ruby Slipper, Tradewinds, Gingersnap, Piney Woods, Shaker White (or Marshmallow), Blue Spruce, Forest Glade, Cranberry, Faded Rose, Old Purple Paint, Grecian Gold (or Gold Leaf), Dungarees.

As an alternative to the original charted colours we have recreated a softer palette that reflects the photo on the front cover of the Janet Rae Chart. Suggested linen colours for the softer palette are WDW 'Linen' Linen or WDW Beige. We are currently putting together a softer palette in the Gentle Art Simply Wool.

Alternative Palette - Stranded Cottons:
Gentle Art Sampler Threads: Freedom, Summer Shower, Dark Chocolate, Mapyle Syrup, Old Brick, Old Purple Paint, Tradewind, Vintage Lace, Mountain Mist, Ruby Slipper, Terra Cotta, Endive.
Classic Colorworks: Bunny Honey, Wilderness.
Weeks Dye Works: Terrapin.

Please feel free to share your SAL stitching progress throughout the year on Instagram using the hashtag #crewelgobelinsal2019.


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