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Adam and Eve Elizabeth Buck Sampler Designed by Julie Buck Original Stitched by Elizabeth Buck Model Stitched by Julie Buck D VCS Half Verdigris DMC 368 Pistachio Green-LT W VCS Zebra Dove 5247 DMC 869 Hazelnut Brown-VY DK " VCS Fried Pickles DMC 890 Pistachio Green-UL DK O VCS Gandy Dancers 1103 DMC 894 Carnation-VY LT X VCS Umbrage 3469 DMC 975 Golden Brown-DK | VCS Bitter Bloom 4447 DMC 3777 Terra Cotta-VY DK & VCS Umbrage 3465 DMC 3819 Moss Green-LT ¤ VCS Fagales-icious DMC 3825 Pumpkin-Pale b VCS Rum Scullion 4343 DMC 3857 Rosewood-DK k VCS Natural DMC Ecru Ecru Elizabeth Buck Alphabet Notes Model was stitched on 32 count linen, Lakeside Linens Vintage Light Examplar, over one thread, with Vikki Clayton Silk threads. 124w X 125h Stitches. Finished design size 3-7/8w X 3-7/8h in. I used Umbrage 3469 (DMC 975) to backstitch the mouths for Adam and Eve. This is not an exact reproduction of Elizabeth Buck’s sampler—for one, I cannot see the back of the work, and there is some stitch loss in the original sampler. As well, I found that if I copied some things exactly, they looked quite different on modern evenweave. I gave up fairly early on and decided to make mine an “interpretation”. Please feel free to make changes as you see fit. You will see a fair bit of difference between the colors chosen by Elizabeth Buck and me. I tried, but I found I just couldn’t use the bright bubble-gum pink that she used for Adam and Eve, and when I changed that color to more of a peach, I found I had to change the entire palette to more earth-tones. I love the end result, but of course, you should choose the colors you prefer. This was a very fun (and fast) stitch—and we’d love to see your interpretations!
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