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Serenity Harbor Sampler

Serenity Harbor Sampler

Donna Baylis of By The Bay Needleart designed a lovely 12-part "block of the month" sampler called Serenity Harbor Sampler that was released in 12 parts during 2015. Each section takes you through a journey from ocean to shore with this densely stitched sampler.

While Donna designed the sampler for DMC we have re-keyed it for silk threads, primarily Soie d'Alger and Needlepoint Inc. We will send you the mapping with your silk thread pack. You can find the list of the DMC colors on Donna's Serenity Harbor Blog. If you have a personal stash of Soie d'Alger and NPI silks and wish to fill in the gaps, you can purchase the silk conversion from us for $10. If you later purchase silks from that totaling more than $20 we'll credit your $10 back to use on the silks (this credit only extends to the original purchaser, please do not share our conversion with others).

Serenity Harbor Silks  Serenity Harbor Overdyed Silks
In addition to the solid silks we have come up with a few over-dyed silks that could make sections a bit more lively. For example two Dinky Dyes silk floss colors can be used to replace the solids for the ocean, some Gloriana & Belle Soie for the vine and some of the trees, Gloriana and Belle Soie for the clouds, etc. Serenity Harbor silk flowersYou can always add the over-dyes later if you prefer or if you just want to replace the ocean colors, order Dinky Dyes 020 & 068 from our regular thread catalog if you want a more green/blue water (closer to DMC 502 & 503 but more blue). If you want more of an aqua, order 173, 234 & 122 (these colors are more like DMC 3847, 3848 & 3849).

You can choose your Soie d'Alger colors for the roses. The match for the DMC colors is Bruyere but other options for the 3 shades in Soie d'Alger are in the photo to the right.

They are listed in the order shown in the photo:
  • 3012/3013/3014 (Bruyere)
  • 2921/2924/2925 (Rose Acien)
  • 3023/3025/3026 (Lie de Vin)
  • 2942/2944/2946 (Azalee)
  • 1022/1024/1025 (Rose Fin)
  • 2931/2933/2934 (Laurier Rose)
We like the Rose Acien the best as it's more of a red rose. If you prefer a little more purple in your red choose Lie de Vin. Bruyere matches the DMC colors Donna used.

Serenity Harbor Fabric optionsDonna did not specify a fabric for the sampler but we are suggesting Wichelt Lambswool as it is a warm brown and more reminiscent of old samplers. Belfast Smokey PearlIf you prefer a cooler brown Zweigart Flax will work but the cloud colors won't pop as much (see the photo at right).

If you wish to choose a different color fabric our two suggestions are Zweigart Smokey Pearl (a solid grey/blue-green) and Lakeside Linens Vintage Flagstone (a slightly mottled medium light grey). Lakeside Linens
                                Vintage FlagstoneBoth of these colors work well with the cloud colors and the 2 colors used for the ocean. Both will work either over-two or over-one for the design.

Since this is such a densely stitched design we also think it will work great as an over-one tent stitch piece on 32 count linen with the silk threads or even on silk gauze. Silk threads open a bit and the coverage of them, even on 32 count over-one as tent stitch (continental), is very good - with much less stitching! You can certainly stitch it over two or even over-one on another count, but 32 count is, we believe, ideal for this as a tent stitch piece with silk threads.

The stitch count is 560 x 173. The stitch count for each month will be 173 wide x 47 high.

Design & Fabric size over-two
28 count (12.25 x 40)
18 x 46
32 count (10.75 x 35)
17 x 41
35 count (9.75 x 31.75)
16 x 38
40 count (8.5 x 28)
14 x 34
Design & Fabric size over-one
28 count (6.25 x 20)
13 x 26
32 count (5.5 x 17.5)
11.5 x 23.5
35 count (5 x 16)
11 x 22
40 count (4.5 x 14)
10.5 x 20

Enter Quantity

Serenity Harbor Sampler Charts

$72 for the set of 12 charts

Silk Thread pack

30 Soie d'Alger, 15 NPI, 1 Dinky Dyes & 1 Soie Cristale (for 1-over-1)
Comes with mapping to original DMC colors.

Order them all at once and you'll receive a 10% discount for any of our thread packs.

Please choose your flower color (in order of the photo above):

2921/2924/2925 (Rose Acien)
3023/3025/3026 (Lie de Vin)
2942/2944/2946 (Azalee)
 1022/1024/1025 (Rose Fin)
2931/2933/2934 (Laurier Rose)

NOTE: If you are stitching with one-strand of silk over-one line thread select the first option to the right..You can also purchase enough to work over-2 with one strand or over-2 with 2 strands.

6 more skeins are needed for 1-silk thread over-two threads..
13 more skeins are needed for 2-silk threads over-two linen threads.

Silk Thread pack options - Choose which thread pack to purchase below:

I'm stitching with 1-silk thread
over 1-linen thread
($200.70 reg.$223.00)  

I'm stitching with 1-silk thread
over 2-linen threads
($227.25 reg 252.50)   

I'm stitching with 2-silk threads
over 2-linen threads
($258.52 reg. $287.25)  

Check the box & select your flower colors below:

Over-Dyed Silk Thread pack

For several of the colors we have selected over-dyed silks to complement the design.

 4  Gloriana Florimell, 3 Belle Soie, 2 Dinky Dyes, 1 Gloriana 12-ply silk

NOTE: We are assuming that stitching with silk, you will be using only 1 strand on 28-36 count fabric. If you are stitching with 2-strands over 2-linen threads, you will need one more skein of the darker water color (one of the Dinky Dyes)   

Over-dyed Silk Threadpack

I'm stitching with 2-silk threads over 2-linen threads (1 additional Dinky Dyes): $4.75

DMC Thread pack

55 DMC skeins (47 colors)

Using 2 strands you will need extra skeins of 7 colors.
These are included in the total.


DMC Floss pack

NIAH Silk Conversion list only - $10 

If you are only ordering the Silk Conversion list, we will e-mail you a watermarked PDF with your name on it for your personal use.If you purchase more than $20 worth of silk threads from the list after receiving it, we will credit you the $10 to use on those silks (be sure to remind us).

If you are ordering any of the Silk Thread Packs above, you will received a printed copy with your order - you do not need to order it separately.

Wichelt Lambswool Linen

See our notes above for other fabric color choices. Enter the quantity in the text box.

28 count Lambswool (RH - 18x54 for over-two $46.00)       serge
32 count Lambswool (RH - 18x54 for over-two $46.00)       serge
35 count Lambswool (RH - 18x54 for over-two $41.00)       serge
40 count Lambswool (RH - 18x54 for over-two $42.00)       serge

28 count Lambswool (SQ - 18x27 for over-one $23.00)       serge
32 count Lambswool (SQ - 18x27 for over-one $23.00)       serge
35 count Lambswool (SQ - 18x27 for over-one $20.50)       serge
40 count Lambswool (SQ - 18x27 for over-one $21.00)       serge

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