Sunday, February 9, 2014

Designer of the Month: Thea Dueck

This month we actually have 3 for 1.

Thea first began designing and self publishing her cross stitch patterns under Lampost Designs in the late 1980's and later in the early 1990's she further exhibited her talents by designing and self publishing samplers under The Victoria Sampler.  Today she also features other designers under her label, The Victoria Sampler.
Thea lives in British Columbia, but teaches and sells her designs around the world.  She loves working with silk and her samplers are truely heirloom pieces.  Many stitch her samplers for special occassions such as weddings, anniversaries, friendship, birthdays and other remembrances.
Each of her samplers is a pleasure to stitch with a combination of different techniques and specialty stitches.  Thea's teachings and excellent step by step instructions also add to her popularity with today's stitchers.  Pictured is her sampler, Love is Patient.  It has long been one of my favourite, and although it is a Wedding Sampler I want to stitch is as a Remembrance of my Mother.

Cathy Jean's adorable country folk art designs are very different from Thea's.
Her Button Up Birdies series have been extremely popular in the shop.  She has unique finishing suggestions that incorporate  homemade country flair.   But framed they will  add some whimsy to every decor.

Linda Rosser is the newest designer to join
The Victoria Sampler family.  Linda owned her own Needlework in Florida, and today is a budding new designer.  Her pretty exquisite designs, from her Ort Bag to her Biscornu ornaments, bring a new dimension to The Victoria Sampler.

So please drop by the shop this month and view the wonderful selection of models we have on display from these 3 talented designers.