from the Garden Sampler

November 24, 2006, 3:05 pm betterhomesgardens


A pattern created by Dutch designer,
Marjolein Bastin.

All the traditional cross-stitch elements: alphabet, numerals and garden motifs.

Design area: about 25 x 31cm
Click on each of the parts for the pattern.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Part 4

You'll need:
55 x 60cm antique white linen 13 (32 fabric threads per inch)
DMC stranded cotton as in colour key plus 3787 dark brown-grey
Tapestry needle

Embroidery hoop (optional)

Here's how:

Work the cross-stitch and back-stitch over two fabric threads using one strand of cotton.

Certain links above are to documents in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To obtain the free Adobe Acrobat reader please visit the Adobe website.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens, August 2001

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  1. Linda11:55am Saturday 10th July 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    I have loved this sampler since it first came out, however I must also comment on the poor quality of the chart and the floss key. I even once thought about trying to rechart the entire thing so trying to stitch it wouldn't kill my eyes. At best I at least redid the key so I could read it, but I never took a single stitch. Instead, I've stitched several of her charts that were professionally printed. Marjolein Bastin is so popular it's a real shame that when a free chart is offered, the quality is such a poor representation of her artistic talents. I exptected better from BH&G.

  2. julia07:43pm Friday 11th June 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    I love this sampler, but it has been spoiled by the poor print quality of the chart. The key particularly is almost unreadable when printed out at a reasonable size. Can you rectify this please?

  3. Ann06:05am Friday 26th March 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    Thanks so much! This pattern is lovely; it will look wonderful in my kitchen.

  4. Tami06:03am Tuesday 19th January 2010 ESTReport Abuse

    I love this Marjolein Bastin freebie! Thank you!


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