lunedì 20 settembre 2021

PUMPKIN WITCH

PUMPKIN WITCH is the first Halloween pattern I want to show you. It's a calm witch, sitting on the biggest pumpkin she found in the field... she's probably thinking that the broom has to be fixed in time LOL LOL LOL. She has been stitched on my new fabric Wicked woods, available in 30 and 40 ct.
STITCH COUNT is 98 x 136 stitches
Stitched by Elisabetta B. on 1 cut of Wicked Wood 30 count (thanks darling). 2 over 2, one cut fits 1 pattern.
Pattern includes:
*floss list\/symbols
*graph
*color photo





As every year there is also a new Halloween fabric that you have already seen few weeks ago this fabric is available in 30 and 40 count and I think it’s the most beautiful I have ever printed, it’s 





venerdì 10 settembre 2021

EARLY STITCHER'S CLUB 2021: Just a Phase

And the Club is here!!!! IT'S JUST A PHASE (because I'm a moon child) is our third pattern for EARLY STITCHERS’ CLUB 2021. I hope you'll love it because I have to say that I adore it LOL.

If you want to subscribe the club click here: Thanks to my Model Stitcher Elisabetta B.



You can subscribe 2021 EARLY STITCHERS CLUB at this link:


You will have the chance to learn skills, new techniques, old tricks .... get patterns, materials.... become a family.... be part of something cozy and lovely. I want to create a club/family of adventurous stitchers! In the name of stitching!

The 2021 CLUB subscription includes:
- membership card
- 5 new designs
- special discount of 20 % on your next order (only if placed by email and not on Etsy, specifying the order number of your Etsy order for the annual membership of the club)
- 1 sample of one of the linen by the Primitive Hare
- 3 needlework labels (will be shipped in March with the card)
- the EXTRA pattern that depict our annual membership ( Next year you’ll receive another sample of fabric and another logo, my idea is to stitch them year after year and create a beautiful sampler banner. ))

SUBSCRIBE THE CLUB CLIKING HERE:

For every design will be available a LIMITED quantity of kits. Kits have to be purchased SEPARATELY.

Questions at: MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS:

Remember to download the patterns and save them on your computer. In the case you’d forget to download the pattern do not hesitate and send me an email or an Etsy message. You’ll NOT receive any advice or email, you just have to go at the indicated links and download the patterns.

mercoledì 26 maggio 2021

OCEANARIUM

Happy New Week my dear Wicked Stitchers. Last but not least, this is my fav new pattern... I love it because it gives me a good feeling, the idea of being underwater, in a magical realm... far away from the stressing historical moment we are living. My dear Elisabetta B. stitched this pattern on Ancient Stones fabric, on 30 ct. Available here: CLIIIIK 
BEAD PACK available on request sending me a message on Messenger ( Isobel Argante )






OCEANARIUM 
                                                       On my ETSY - Clik Here

giovedì 20 maggio 2021

WHAT A DISASTER (or maybe not)

WHAT A DISASTER.... or maybe not!!!! Well girls yesterday I was painting a Tudor shield (see pic) and I accidentally knocked over the gold bottle on the linen my helper Mascia was cutting (we share a not enough huge table)...
I looked at the linen and had an epiphany! We need gold!!!!! Useless to say that a new linen is born and will be available soon.... I'm leaving in few days, but when I'll come back I'll present it! These cuts on pictures ARE made on purpose... the piece ruined with the color has a huge stain on it... Every cloud has a silver lining (or I'd say a gold lining)....



domenica 16 maggio 2021

PATRIOTIC MERMAID

Hello my dear wicked stitchers! I wanted to chart this design for such a long time... It was in my mind since ever!!! And finally she's here! I particularly love her bra LOL !!! It's a cutie!

PATRIOTIC MERMAID



She has been stitched by Elisabetta B. on my new fabric Ancient Stones, I hope the pictures can show you the shades of this fabric, because they are amazing...


ANCIENT STONES LINEN
(available in 30 and 40 ct)

venerdì 14 maggio 2021

AMERICAN HOME

A cutie!!!! I love this banner! And if you want you can finish is as pillows. A special thanks goes to Elisabetta B., my model stitcher and Paola Endrizzi, my finisher. If you want, with an email ( CLIK to email me ), you can order also the fabric to finish the project. Just message me. 

giovedì 13 maggio 2021

OLDE STUYVESANT PEAR TREE

Hello wicked hare! The Summer Collection is finally ready!!! I know I'm not late but I have my schedule and I'm always late on it LOL. So, this year, for the moment, I dedicated my collection to mermaids, ocean and the 4th of July! I also designed a particular pattern.... let's start today with this one, and then, during next days, I'll show you the rest: 


OLDE STUYVESANT PEAR TREE:



THE STORY BEHIND THE PATTERN: When Peter Stuyvesant arrived in what would become New York City more than 300 years ago, he brought something special with him—a pear tree sapling from Holland. The sapling and Peter Stuyvesant both flourished in their new home, and as the tree grew tall and mighty, he built a career as the last director-general of New Amsterdam. Under British control, this land was renamed New York, and the tree continued to flourish on the corner of East 13th Street and 3rd Avenue in the East Village. Two hundred years after the pear’s tree journey to America, it was struck and killed in a carriage accident. While the tree is no longer standing, a plaque remains to tell its story. The memory of the pear tree endures, and if you make a visit to the New York Historical Society, you can still see a preserved section of the trunk. 


YOU CAN PURCHASE THE PIN AND 
THE PRINTD TREE HERE: 




lunedì 5 aprile 2021

TUDOR CLASS 2021 ON ZOOM

Hello, it's time to gather my friends! This is my TUDOR CLASS. Class will be on Saturday May 15th at noon (east cost - Boston time). You'll receive the kit by the third week of April. The kit includes everything but not the threads (DMC - Gentle Art and Kreinik Gold). Class costs 45 $ and includes the kit and 40 minutes class on zoom on Saturday 15th (May). I'll be available for extra time in other days, depending on your needs. 
If you want to join the Class please send me a message on FB (my account Isobel Argante) writing your email address and I'll send you a Paypal request. Or you can also send me an email at ilfiloincantato@hotmail.com
Thanks!!!



martedì 9 febbraio 2021

CROSS STITCH CALENDAR 2021

Hello Wicked Hares!!! I'm happy to present you my Calendar. This is a project I hope to present every year: a wall hanging calendar, with 12 new patterns, professionally printe.
The calendar includes alternative spelling for the months names, pictures of the patterns, 12 graphs, color keys for each pattern and real calendar pages to write on. 
You can order to your LNS (they already have pictures and prices), or, if you don't have a LNS to me, on my Etsy: CLIK HERE

Stitched on: Old Salem linen 30 ct The Snowfall 30 ct - Boleyn linen 30 ct - Royal bee 30 ct 
Thanks again, I hope to hear from you soon 

Stitched by Elisabetta B. Finished by Paola Endrizzi. Thanks girls!!!!








venerdì 15 gennaio 2021

10th ANNIVERSARY BOX

My dear Wicked Hares, the mystery is finally revealed! Let me show you my Golden Hare, the exclusive pattern designed for my 10th Anniversary.
The special box include the pattern, the thread keep, the fob, the fabric and a little gift (surprise).
The Anniversary box costs 80 $ plus shipping, I have few few left. If you want to order it send me a message on Facebook ( Isobel Argante ), including your email (ilfiloincantato@hotmail.com). I'll send you a Paypal request. This item will not be listed on Etsy and it's not available for shops because quantities are too limited. A very special THANK YOUUUU to my model stitcher and friend Elisabetta B.

Thanks again for supporting my business since 2010 






giovedì 10 dicembre 2020

HARRIET TUBMAN

Hi little hares! This is the last pattern of this season and it is not winter or Christmas themed... it's an historical one: HARRIET TUBMAN. This pattern has its roots in two stories: the Life of a Slave Girls by Harriet A. Jacobs and the real life of Harriet Tubman. Both these women escaped slavery in the 19th century and became unique examples of freedom and pride. I love these 2 women so much! Harriet Tubman helped so many people to reach freedom, she had such a faith, such an intelligence, such a humanity... Amazing woman. And I strongly suggest you to read also Harriet Jacobs book, it's absolutely a must read if you love history ❤ Stitched on Old Salem linen 30 ct. The small one on 40 ct Olde New England linen by The Primitive Hare. SPECIAL THANKS TO MY MODEL STITCHER ELISABETTA.

HARRIET TUBMAN





martedì 8 dicembre 2020

EARLY STITCHER'S CLUB 2020: Winter Berries

Hello my dear girls! This is the last project of this 2020 Club. I created a sphere with a double faced embroidery and some snow! Perfect for your tree! The pattern includes 2 different graphs and the alphabet to personalise it. THE COMPLETE KIT IS AVAILABLE. Obviously only if you are a member of the Club.
If you want to subscribe the Club now you'll get all the 5 patterns of the Club and your starter kit :) You may subscribe here: CLIKKKKK
Special thanks to my model stitcher Elisabetta B. and my finisher Paola E. 
And MERRY CHRISTMAS!




You can subscribe 2020 EARLY STITCHERS CLUB at this link:

You will have the chance to learn skills, new techniques, old tricks .... get patterns, materials.... become a family.... be part of something cozy and lovely. I want to create a club/family of adventurous stitchers! In the name of stitching! 

For this year the CLUB will give you:
- membership card (will be shipped in March)
- 5 new designs (medium size, big size, ornament size)
- special discount of 20 % on your next order (only if placed by email and not on Etsy, specifying the order number of your Etsy order for the annual membership of the club)
- 1 sample of one of the linen by the Primitive Hare (will be shipped in March with the card, it might be a printed linen, Old Salem or a sample from the Rainbow Collection) 
- 1 special hand dyed thread to stitch our logo - pattern (will be shipped in March with the card)
- the EXTRA pattern that depict our annual membership (will be sent immediately via Etsy message asa you subscribe the Club)

SUBSCRIBE THE CLUB CLIKING HERE: 

Each design is based on the idea of "prim - witchy - early and victorian". Every pattern will include a full coloured cover, the chart, and some suggestions in order to learn new stitches, new techniques.... tricks, finishings...
For every design will be available a LIMITED quantity of kits. Kits have to be purchased SEPARATELY.

FABRIC USED: Old Salem Linen 30 ct , Boleyn linen 30 ct: and maybe something else...
Questions at: MY PERSONAL EMAIL ADDRESS: ilfiloincantato@hotmail.com

lunedì 7 dicembre 2020

2020 CHRISTMAS THREAD KEEP: NOEL

Hello little wicked hares, this is my traditional/annual Christmas Thread Keeper: Noel.  I think it's adorable!!! Isn't it? You can buy it by your LNS or on my Etsy, or emailing me.
MERRY CHRISTMAS folks!

NOEL 2020 THREAD KEEP



venerdì 4 dicembre 2020

BOREALIS FOX

BOREALIS FOX: This pattern's origins can be found in my last January trip to Lapland. When I visited Lapland I learnt a lot of legends about Aurora Borealis. One of them talks about Revontulet – the Finnish word for the Northern Lights – translates as “fox fires”. The firefox – tulikettu – is a mythical and elusive creature. As it runs along the fells, the fox’s flaming tail whips crystals of snow into the sky and the fur scratches the trees, setting the skies on fire. 

It has been very difficult to design the Aurora... the colours have been a nightmare LOL.. I lit an aurora candles bought in Rovaniemi... can you spot the blue(green flame? It's magical!!!! And this pattern has been patiently stitched by Elisabetta B. on Tempest 30 ct linen.


BOREALIS FOX




giovedì 3 dicembre 2020

ARCTIC CIRCLE ORNAMENTS

Hello my dear Wicked Hares. I'm sooo late with these patterns, but, less than one, they are winter/historical patterns.... Let's start to introduce the most 'Christmas one'. 
It's my ARCTIC ORNAMENTS. It has been inspired by my trip to Santa's Village, in Rovaniemi, Finland, during last January. The Village is on the Arctic Circle. It was so strange to be there... Fantastic!!! And the village is full of elves and reindeers ❤ Cuteness at its best. 
The pattern can be stitched whole or in 3 ornaments. On Old Salem Linen 30 ct. Many thanks to my model stitcher Elisabetta B. and to my finisher Paola E.

ARCTIC ORNAMENTS