Transport yourself to a serene and nostalgic countryside setting with our Homestead Special Edition collection. Drawing inspiration from vintage needlework samplers, we've meticulously crafted a series of designs that depict charming homes, lush trees, delightful animals, and cozy quilts, all seamlessly connected to create a picturesque scene that exudes tranquility.
One of the unique features of the Homestead Special Edition is the interchangeability of the designs, allowing you to personalize and create your own idyllic country scene. Each element, from the homes to the trees and animals, can be arranged and combined in various ways, offering endless possibilities for customization. This flexibility enables you to showcase your creativity and create a truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
To complement the pastoral blocks, we've also included different borders, including alphabets, which serve as dividers to enhance the overall aesthetic appeal. These borders add a touch of elegance and structure to the design, while also providing opportunities for personalization and customization.
In our quest to capture the essence of handmade needlework, we digitized the designs using the blanket stitch applique technique. This technique imparts a charming handmade look to the designs, reminiscent of the artistry found in traditional needlework samplers. The blanket stitch applique not only adds visual interest but also provides texture and depth to the designs, further enhancing their overall appeal.
The Homestead Special Edition offers a delightful stitching experience, with the largest blocks averaging around 20,000 stitches. This means that the designs can be completed relatively quickly, allowing you to enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your project come to life in a timely manner. Whether you're an experienced embroiderer or new to the craft, these designs offer a rewarding stitching journey that will leave you with a sense of accomplishment. *** NOTE: This item is a digital download, including PDF tutorial and collection design files in all machine formats; it is not available on disc. This collection was released prior to our current All Access program and was therefore not included with any issue of All Access.