Ladies

The Garden Muses

MD44

According to Greek mythology, muses are the ageless spirits who inspire and watch over us as we create. What better place for muses to reside than a cool, green topiary garden? At the entrance to Nora Corbett’s classical retreat, ancient urns drip with moss, wrought-iron gates beckon visitors inside, and all who enter are promised a quiet place of peace and inspiration.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Laurel Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Olive Green Linen. Stitched area is 18 1/2" x 9 1/2 " with a stitch count of 292 x 152.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
00148 Pale Peach Glass Seed Bead
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03021 Royal Pearl Antique Glass Bead
03031 Smokey Heather Antique Glass Bead
03034 Royal Amethyst Antique Glass Bead
03053 Purple Passion Antique Glass Bead
60162 Frosted Sapphire Frosted Glass Bead
13052 Very Small Teardrop Amethyst Crystal Treasure

Savannah’s Curtsy

MD36

This winsome southern belle learned the genteel art of hospitality in finishing school, and she’d be delighted to extend a warm welcome to guests in any finely decorated foyer. She makes a lovely gift for new neighbors, new homeowners or newlyweds–or just hang her where she can make you smile each time you walk in the door.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Jobelan supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is Zweigart 32 count White Belfast Linen®. Design area is 12" x 15" with a stitch count of 187 x 235.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
013 #8 Fine Braid
021 #8 Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
03007 Antique Glass Bead
42027 Petite Glass Bead

Rose Celebration

MD23

Imagine a jubilant parade of old, led by an auburn-haired beauty holding an arch of roses high aloft. A symbol of celebrations everywhere, her shell pink and dusty cream gown is entwined with delicate green garlands and pink and purple rosebuds. A crown of green leaves and deep purple berries atop her unbound hair proclaims her the undisputed queen of a very special day.

Stitched on 32 count Amber linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
Design area is 9 (1/3) x 24 inches with a stitch count of 150 x 383.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
00275 - Glass Seed Bead
03050 - Antique Glass Bead
03053 - Antique Glass Bead
03055 - Antique Glass Bead
03059 - Antique Glass Bead

Deco Spirits

MD19

If you’ve come to expect anything from Nora Corbett, it’s the unusual and unexpected, and her new “Deco Spirits” continues that tradition. Inspired by art deco architecture, the four spirits represent the elements of earth, fire, water, and air. Each features muted metallics in shades of seafoam, periwinkle, gold, and aubergine. Because they can be stitched and framed together or individually, “Deco Spirits” is the perfect choice for beginners or advanced stitchers, or anyone who appreciates a fresh, innovative design.

Stitched on 32 count White linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
If stitched as shown, design area is 11 (1/4) x 13 (1/2) inches with a stitch count of 177 x 215. If panels are stitched, each has a design area of 4 (4/5) x 6 inches. Stitch count is 77 x 96.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
9294 fine braid
014 fine braid
014 Balger blending filament.
DMC Metallic Threads
284Z Gold

Blooming Bride

MD18

Perhaps on her way to meet her groom, this enchanting beauty pauses for a moment against a background of rich brown or spun silver 32-count linen, her gown resplendent in jewel-toned roses, brown velvet ribbons, Crystal Treasures and Mill Hill Beads. Her delicate hands and face may be worked in petit point or the traditional two-over-two. Every bride is lovely but we think you’ll agree that this new design by Nora Corbett is absolutely breathtaking.

Stitched on 32 count "Coffee Bean" linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
Optional linen: 32 count "Spun Silver" linen by Wichelt Imports. Her face and hands can be worked in petit point or (2over 2). Design area is 13 (1/4) x 20 (3/4) inches. Stitch count is 211 x 332.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
00167 - Glass Seed bead
00367 - Glass Seed Bead
42010 - Petite Glass Bead
60479 - Frosted Glass Bead
62034 - frosted Glass Bead
13009 - Crystal Treasure
13011 - Crystal Treasure
13025 - Crystal Treasure
13034 - Crystal Treasure
13052 - Crystal Treasure
13053 - Crystal Treasure
13050 - Crystal Treasure

Stone Roses

MD17

Green ivy protectively encircles an angel turned to stone centuries ago, as she in turn stands guard over an enchanted garden, a pale pink sash forever fluttering at her waist. The drapery borders at her feet create a sampler effect, complete with mother-of-pearl buttons and fine white ribbon.

Stitched on 32 count White linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 9 (1/2) x 23 (1/2) inches. Stitch count is 150 x 375.
Beads and specialty materials needed.
Beads by Mill Hill:
02015 - Glass Seed Bead
Mill Hill Crystal Treasures:
None
Caron Waterlillies:
CWL112
CWL007
DMC
White
223
224
225
451
452
453
646
762
793
822
930
931
932
3023
3024
3747
3753
3756
317 for backstitch
Mother of Pearl Buttons (2)-3/4"size
fine White Ribbon (4mm)-1&1/2 yds.

English Roses

MD14

Silk ribbon roses, beaded leaves and softly falling rose petals surround this profile of a Victorian woman lost in private thoughts. Her gown of pale purple crystal beads is accented by an elaborate circle of pale pink roses in her hair. So beautiful, so mysterious, it’s hard to believe she’ll be alone with her thoughts for long.

Stitched on 32 count Desert Sand linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 6 (1/2) x 10 (1/2) inches. Stitch count is 103 x 165.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
021
9294
Mill Hill Beads
00168 Glass Seed Bead
00553 Glass Seed Bead
03035 Antique Glass Bead
05202 Glass Pebbled Bead
Y.L.I. Silk Ribbon
031
032
157
163

My Lady’s Garden

MD9

Just beyond a fanciful garden gate, a well-born lady tends her flower garden in all its autumn glory. Her dusty mauve dress and burnt orange wrap are the perfect complement to the amethyst, fir and coral blush colors of her late-blooming hollyhocks and asters.

Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 18 x 14 (3/4) inches. Stitch count is 290 x 240. DMC floss used.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Blending Filaments
011HL
018HL
Waterlilies by Caron
006 - Amethyst
112 - Fir
053 - Coral Blush

Christmas Elegance

MD6

Glorious gifts await on the lap of the emerald-gowned heiress who sits beneath the softly falling snow on a starry Christmas Eve. Who would guess from her beaded and bejeweled opulence that she waits each year at this time to spread lavish holiday cheer among those less fortunate?

Stitched on 32 count Antique Blue Linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 13 x 10 (1/2) inches. Stitch count is 210 x 170. DMC floss used.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads By Mill Hill
00161
00252
00358
02012
02019 (4)
02026
03015
03021
03035 (2)
05025
60479
62031

The Rose Of Sharon

MD3

Pause for a moment with this golden-gowned maiden and relish the beauty of a shaded, fragrant bower of trailing pink roses and jaunty hollyhocks. Her elegantly trailing gown and the intricate artistry of the romantic stone garden arch make this one of our best-loved designs.

Stitched on 28 count Natural Linen (2 over 2) by Wichelt Imports.
Design area is 19 x 12 inches. Stitch count is 312 x 188.
DMC Floss
211
223
224
340
341
469
470
471
524
610
676
680
729
745
746
754
758
819
829 &
680
832
834
931
932
935
948
3031
3032
3033
3041
3042
3047
3051
3052
3721
3747
3752
3756
3781
3782
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