As we become aware of mistakes, or better ways to explain existing charts or/and instructions we will publish the corrections or improvements here. We will also incorporate these changes in all future printings of these chart packs. Therefore, your newly purchased chart pack may already have these changes incorporated in it.
If you find an error, we would greatly appreciate you sending us a note describing the problem so we can make our future chart packs better and more enjoyable for future needle workers.
Emeline Vanderbelt 1828
Pages 10 and 11 have been omitted from some sampler packs. If you should become one of the "unlucky" persons to acquire one of these deficient
chart packs - PLEASE CONTACT US and we will be glad to mail you the needed pages.
Blessings & A Quip
The key symbol for color 3822 should be "0" and NOT "Y".
The symbol ■ was used twice in the color Key. It should not be used for color 993 silk/ DMC black. The correct Symbol for black is the number 1.
The correct stitch count for
the design area is: 208 wide by 483 tall. On 32 count linen
the design area would be: 13.00 inches wide by 30.19 inches tall.
A diagram for the stem stitch was left off the instructions.
The correct DMC substitute for NPI silk 222, Berry Red, is 3328, not 3378.
Esther Rondel 1822
On the Key page, NPI 587 symbol should be "1" and not "3". There is no "3" in the chart.
Liddy Rodes 1814:
The correct DMC substitute for NPI silk 764, Sable Brown, is 436, not 355.
Ann Barriere 1820:
The instructions indicate the roof is done in color 4534, symbol "x". The symbol should be
"1". The list of silks failed to indicate the symbol for AVAS #1832. The chart symbol is "P".
Symbol "Y" indicates AVAS color # 531 or DMC color #745.
Symbol "/"indicates AVAS color white or DMC color white.
Hestera Harmer 1843:
The last line of the last page (listing materials needed) states you will need more silks in color
852. The correct color should be color 582. This 'typo' has been corrected on all copies
published after 01 August 2008.
Mary Pets 1831:
Noir should be symbol "S". Color 1835 should be symbol "L". It is only used in the girl's hair
wreath. The "m" symbol on the door of the house chart should be "Y" color 2232. There is no
color for "m" - in fact; there should be no "m" on the chart or list of colors. Just to be sure - the
symbol for color 5023 should be a filled circle.
Pages 8 and 11; disregard the row of symbol "+" under the door.
The door should be directly above the Rice stitch steps. The door should be one stitch lower
at the top when you move it down to cover the space previously held by the "+".
Mexican Sampler c1850:
Needle Necessities has gone out of business. A new company "Thread Worx" has an over dyed
floss #1093 - Ocean Coral, you can substitute for NN154.
Sands House Sampler:
On the first page of instructions - the stitch diagram for the Herringbone Variation used in DB4
should be two threads tall, not three. The main chart correctly shows it as over two threads.
Elizabeth J M Mears 1833:
Under the list of silks: Change color 115 to 155. In the chart, in the capital eyelet letters (chart
pg. 6) - the "X" is missing two eyelet stitches on the inner side of the lower legs. The
photograph shows the stitches as they should be.
The stitch count should be 230. NOT 241. This will change the approximate design area (in
inches). The revised areas (using 230 stitches) are:
32 ct. - 14.38" wide by 23.64" high
36 ct - 12.78" wide by 21.05" high
40 ct - 11.50" wide by 18.95" high
Please see the chart piece below to add the chimney I forgot on the original chart. If you
compare the chart to the model picture, you will see, that in this case, the original chart is
wrong. Here is the fix: