Queens

Royal Games I

MD150

“Off with their heads!” “Let them eat cake!” “Bow down!” “Kiss the ring!”

The queens have arrived. The Queen of Hearts and the Queen of Spades will be obeyed by the entire kingdom. They can be stitched as pictured, or as two separate cards.
They are soon to be joined by their sisters The Queen of Diamonds and the Queen of Clubs, all with their own unique personalities
and talents for ruling.

Model stitched on 32 count Optical White Linen (65-20) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count White (355-1) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 8.125″ w x 11.81″ h with a stitch count of 130 x 189. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
154
161
310(2)
326
341
451
469
470
605
632*
718
747
754
758
783
814
936
938
948
975
3064
3740
3743
3747
3766
3799
3805
3806
3808
3822
3826
3838
3848
white
DMC Blends
754/948
Kreinik #4 Braid
007
202HL
Caron Waterlilies
None
Mill Hill Beads
00081
00165
02005
02014
02026
02070
03051
10020
42011
Mill Hill Treasures
None

The Snow Queen

MD143

This floss woven woman was inspired by winter storms and Danish fairy tales I read when I was a little girl. Patterns of beads and sparkling stars adorn her heavy cloak. Her companion is equally adorned in
festive winter swirls and dripping crystal beads. I love the moments after the strong beautiful storms when
everything is pure and silent. I imagine this is why they name the storms after women.

Model stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue Linen (65-18) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Twilight Blue Aida (355-180) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 18.375″ w x 15.188″ h with a stitch count of 294 x 243. Stitched 2 over 2
DMC Floss
156
161
209
210
211
334
552
611(2)
612
754
758
838
915
924
948
3022
3023(2)
3024(2)
3325(2)
3371*
3607
3609
3740
3747
3753
3766
3799(2)
3810
3820
3821
3823
white(4)
DMC Blends
209/552
611/3820
3782/3823
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W88
Caron Waterlilies
197(2)
254(2)
Kreinik #4 Braid
009
032
Mill Hill Beads
02038
02082
10014
10046(3)
10061
10116
16606
18824
72010
72051
Mill Hill Treasures
13051
13057(5)

The Gypsy Queen

MD142

When I was a little girl my 72 year old Slovak grandmother raised my sister and I while my mother went to find herself. Beth and I would run around the house like kids do. She would yell at us not to be “gypsy girls”.
I could never figure out why being a gypsy girl was a bad thing.
Wearing beautiful jewelry and colorful dresses and traveling
with my friends in a caravan sounded wonderful!

So I give you the very good, stunningly wise and mysterious
“Gypsy Queen”.

Thinking about it now, I think that was what my mother was.

Model stitched on 32 count Milk Chocolate Linen (65-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 14 count Milk Chocolate Aida (357-95) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 10.688″ w x 17.875″ h with a stitch count of 171 x 286. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
154(2)
208
210
356
371
372
400
472
500
550
580
602
610
632*
677
720
721
730
754
758
814
838(2)
893
915
917
918(3)
948
3371(3)
3609
3808
3837
3848
3849
white
DMC Blends
356/758
602/917
720/918
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W99
Caron Waterlilies
084
108
261
Kreinik #4 Braid
002V
150V
3232
Mill Hill Beads
03004(4)
10032
18827
42011
62047
Mill Hill Treasures
13052
13056

The Twin Mermaids

MD141

These queens of the underworld rule the ocean depths and the creatures within.
They recklessly drown their lovers and protect the seas treasures.

Entangled and entwined they are symbols of seduction and transformation.

Model stitched on 32 count Sea Spray Linen (65-293) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Sea Spray Aida (355-293) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 14.875″ w x 17.375″ h with a stitch count of 238 x 278. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
160
161
166
407
434
580(2)
581
754(2)
758
781
839
907
924
934(2)
948(2)
958
959(2)
3371(2)
3607
3608
3799*
3802*
3809(2)
3811
3812
3819
3848
DMC Blends
161/839
580/907
754/948
Caron Waterlilies
063
067
068
083
181
201
207
Kreinik #4 Braid
002HL
198
009
Mill Hill Beads
02031
02033
02074(2)
10007(2)
10045
10073
10113
16618
40557
70020
82011
82045
Mill Hill Treasures
none

The Raven Queen

MD139

I dream of stone castles. Sometimes a dark beauty walks the bridge. Her velvet, beaded gown makes a muffled whisper against the cool marble. I can hear the fluttery wings of her friends in the mist. She is a gorgeous, complicated, sweetly wicked woman.

I adore her.

Model stitched on 32 count Touch of Grey Linen (65-306) by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 16 count Touch of Grey Aida (355-306) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 9.375″ w x 17.5″ h with a stitch count of 150 x 280. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC Floss
310(3)
318
407
413(2)
414
415
601
747
754
758
762
801
838
902*
948
964
3371
3806
3810
3849
white
DMC Blends
754/948
Rainbow Gallery
Wisper
W99*
Caron Waterlilies
072
162
197
Kreinik #4 Braid
150V
202HL
9294
Kreinik Cable
002P
Mill Hill Beads
00252
02011
02017
02045
03002(2)
18002
18828
42012
42019
Mill Hill Treasures
none

Queen Mariposa

MD133

By day, she tends the grapevines in an old Spanish vineyard, but by night, she becomes Queen Mariposa, ruler of flora and fauna, creater of the most delicious wine ever tasted. True monarchs know the value of hard work, so the young woman begins her journey to the throne by spending her days in drab attire under the hot sun, pruning and shaping the over grown vines at an abandoned vineyard. But by the light of the moon, she glimpses the future when her arduous task is complete. Standing on the edge of the stone patio, she holds a scepter, her jeweled crown studdded with diamonds and pearls, a cherry red overskirt enveloping her blue-grey ball gown. Knowing that all living creatures enhance the growth of the grapes, she summons butterflies and moths to assist with pollination. Just as the enchanted arbor is her chrysalis, changing her from young woman to queen, the vinyard also transforms, blossoming under her skilled hands.

Susan Redington Bobby

Stitched on 32 count Desert Sand linen (65-111) by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 11.25" w x 16.25" h with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC® Floss
B5200
154
165
224
310
333
413
433
503(2)
600(2)
632
722
730
733
745
746
775
781
801
818
819
840
841
842
891
902
926
938
958
975
3021
3371
3608
3706
3773
3781
3803
3811(2)
3822
3823
3847
3848
3852
Kreinik #4 Braid
080HL
Caron Waterlilies
073
Rainbow Gallery Petite Silk Lame Braid
SP43 Available at www.rainbowgallery.com
Mill Hill Treasures
13015
Mill Hill® Beads
02098
03034
10001(2)
10004(2)
10009(2)
10013
10032
10034
10052
10104
18081
18828

Royal Holiday

MD78

The Empress of Christmas presides over her festivities adorned in velvety scarlet flowing robes, trimmed in evergreen, rubies, and fur. The Baroque gold pattern on her dress changes as the light dances on her gown. Full of glowing splendor, she will grace your holidays as a tradition for years to come.

Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric is 32 count Toasted Almond Linen by Zweigart.
Stitched area is 12 3/4" x 18" with a stitch count of 204 x 288.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00165
02011
03034
Wisper by Rainbow Gallery
W88 White (3 cards)
Kreinik Metallic Threads
002J Very Fine (#4) Braid (2 spools)
205C Very Fine (#4) Braid

Queen Of Freedom

MD64

Due to the overwhelming response to “Lady of the Flag”, we have created another pattern that honors our Flag to complete the set.
A classic Greek beauty drapes the Stars and Stripes over her lap while she clutches a book of law. She promises peace, justice, and beauty for all.

~Nora~

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Country French Latte Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Belfast Light Mocha Linen by Zweigart. Stitched area is 11 ¼" x 18 ¾" with a stitch count of 181 x 289. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02011 Glass Seed Bead *2
02022 Glass Seed Bead
13089 Crystal Treasures (4 treasures needed, 2 packages)
13051* Crystal Treasures (3 treasures needed, 2 packages)
*13099 (listed on instructions) is discontinued. Please replace with 13051
Kreinik Metallic Threads
102C #4 Very Fine Braid
002J #4 Very Fine Braid *2

Titania Queen Of The Fairies

MD38

The companion to Nora Corbett’s 1997 “A Midsummer Night’s Fairy,” Titania harks from the same enchanted, misted wood. Resplendent in a simple rosebud crown and a pair of golden, gauzy, gorgeous wings, she perches upon a tiny limb and offers these words from Shakespeare to all who lovingly stitch her sumptuous rose and coral gown:
“Hand in hand, with fairy grace, will we sing and bless this place.”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Permin supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Sand Linen. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Design area is 11" x 18" with a stitch count of 165 x 279.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
001 Blending Filament
9192 #4 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
02002 Glass Seed Bead
02019 Glass Seed Bead
03050 Antique Glass Bead
13010 Crystal Treasures

Summer Queen

MD22

The stunning companion to Nora Corbett’s “Winter Queen”, the new “Summer Queen” also commands admiration all on her own. From the top of her golden chignon to the tip of her graceful writing plume to the hem of her heavy satin Tiffany-blue gown, she is a symbol of all that is glorious and perfect. Just like summer.

Winter Queen

MD13

Regal in pale periwinkle blue satin against a serene white background, this cool beauty’s upswept hair is adorned with purple violets beneath a beaded coronet. Whisper-white ermine trims her elegantly draped gown, and strands of blue beads lend an opulent touch to her hem. If you find beauty in a clear, quiet, blue-skied January day, you’ll love our Winter Queen.

Stitched on 32 count White Linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 11 (1/4) x 17 (3/4). Stitch count is 179 x 282.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Thread
101
Mill Hill Beads
00146 Glass Seed Bead
02026 Glass Seed Bead
40479 Petite Glass Bead
42010 Petite Glass Bead
Rainbow Gallery Thread
Wisper White