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The Sea Quilt from Chatelaine Designs - click for more The Sea Quilt

Here is a stunning collection of 60 x 60-ish seashore and seaside motifs... each surrounded by a border of rolling waves, and then another scrolling border to tie them all together into The Sea Quilt. Urchins, ships, jellyfish and dolphins, starfish, conch, crabs and an anchor, a lighthouse, each single picture is a tiny work of art in itself. The entire piece seems to measure approx 400 x 400 stitches and is loaded with beads, silks and hand-dyeds.

Offered as the chart, the presentation is just lovely - very clear charts! The price might sting you -- just like the jellyfish, but when you consider that you have 16 individual, very detailed seashore motifs in here, and those two awesome borders... nothing costs more than $3!


The King's Vegetable Garden from Chatelaine Designs - click for more The King's Vegetable Garden

Another grand confection of greens, blues and lavenders... lots of metallics and bead embellishments... lots of special stitch texture.

Another of Martina Weber's geometric gardens -- each one is prettier than the last! Offered in chart format.


Persian Iris Garden from Chatelaine Designs - click for more Persian Iris Garden

My gosh... solid stitching in lovely blues and greens... the tiny village surrounding the gardens is full of domed-roof splendor!

Charted for silks and metallics... there are DMC conversions offered for almost every thread used in this! NOT for the weak-of-stitcher!


The Medieval Herb Garden from Chatelaine Designs - click for more The Medieval Herb Garden

An elegant garden, stuffed full of specialty stitches that are as lovely as all the herbs growing here! Martina Weber's newest design, this finishes approx 11 x 11 on 32ct.

The chart is beautifully presented, and as this is not as large as some of her other pieces, it isn't nearly as intimidating to the not-so-patient-stitcher -- like ME! Very European in feel, very pretty! Offered as the chart.


The Japanese Garden Mandala from Chatelaine Designs - click for more The Japanese Garden Mandala
Martina Weber has published another of her exquisitely detailed gardens... this one an elegant, peaceful Japanese Garden. 16 Pages of charts, lots of Rhodes, Sheaf, Algerian Eye, Queen and Jessica Stitch diagrams -- in various shapes and sizes -- and three pages of details... your finished piece will be a masterpiece! I read about the Tori Center, the Rock Gardens, the Bonsai Pots, the lanterns, the pines, the Cranes, and the Lazy Daisy stitches making the bamboo leaves... it just SOUNDS pretty!

We have a stitched model in the shop... so any of you that come in get to enjoy this lovely creation! Offered as the chart, Japanese Mandala finishes approx 17-1/2 inches over two on 32ct. Our model is matted with a deep, rich purple, accented with an inner mat of gold... Stunning!

The Pond Quilt from Chatelaine Designs -- click to see more The Pond Quilt

Martina Weber of Chatelaine brings us this lovely piece... a medley of 16 individual 3-1/2 inch designs... surrounded by lacy borders... to present a stunning 22 x 22 glimpse into the colorful world of the tiny pond that could be in your back yard!

Absolutely breathtaking in color and detail, you can stitch each block by itself, choose 3 or 4, do the borders... just any combination of what is presented in the design. Dragonflies and lily pads, some of the designs are kaleidoscopes of the colors of nature. This is just lovely!!! Offered as the charts, **16 of them,** plus the border!

The Medieval Town Mandala from Chatelaine Designs -- click to see more The Medieval Town Mandala
Another show-stopping creation by Martina Weber of Chatelaine, this one celebrates the grandeur of the medieval village... town square... fountains and gardens... and all the neat buildings and halls.

Released in chart format, the materials are a bit challenging to collect, and the design itself is really intricate, but the stitched piece is always incredible! Colorful, balanced, and elegant! Offered as a chart.


The Mermaid Box from Chatelaine Designs - click to see more The Mermaid Box
Classic Martina Weber, this piece is amazing, complicated, and quite stunning!

Offered as the chart -- you get pages and pages -- the main box, shell needle keeper, mermaid scissor keeper, and gold fish scissor fob, along with piece placement on main fabric cut!

Alpine Seasons Garden -- click to see more Alpine Seasons Garden

Oh my gosh... Martina Weber has designed an exquisitely detailed 'confection of geometric perfection!!!!' Alpine Seasons Garden is another of her gardens... an intricate mountain scene... stitched as though you're seeing it through a kalidoscope.

Beautiful colors and motifs... lovely shapes... this finishes approx 18 x 18 on 32ct linen, and is stitched in quite an impressive variety of hand-dyed silks, with lots of Delica Bead touches. Not for the weak-of-heart-stitcher... this is serious stitching! You could always stitch the center... then the next band... but you won't stop there... the evergreens anchor all of this... and the four corners draw your eyes out to the edges to see everything. Offered as a chart, this is absolutely breathtaking!

Snowflake Nativity from Chatelaine Designs  -- click to see more Christmas Crystals from Chatelaine Designs  -- click to see more
Autumn Dusk from Chatelaine Designs  -- click to see more Snowflake Nativity, Christmas Crystals and Autumn Dusk

Wow... Martina Weber delivers more glitzy, detailed Visions! All offered as charts, Snowflake finishes approx 10 x 20 on any 32ct... and is full of metallics, crystals and beads. There are a lot of pretty motifs in this that you can pull out and stitch individually, too, if you don't think you're up to the entire piece! The Madonna in the center reminds me of the Mini Mandala Gardens.

Christmas Crystals finishes approx 7 x 7 on 32ct -- again lots of metallics and beads. Autumn Dusk has lots of charming little acorns and a teeny weeny hedgehog stitched over one thread! This is another one that I see as several smaller designs -- lovely all by themselves! (Look at those two little squirrels holding their acorns!) Autumn Dusk finishes approx 6 x 23 on a 28ct.

Egypt Garden from Chatelaine Design -- click to see more Egypt Garden
One of Martina Weber's newest Mandala Gardens, this is a STUNNING piece -- geometric in feel -- depicting an Egyptian Garden. Words about the designs in Martina's collection are so trite compared to the finished needlework. These pieces are breathtaking -- full of bold color, metallic sparkle along with bead and crystal embellishment.

Our web pic is so small... I don't know if you can see the pyramids against the midnight sky near each corner... palm trees, and fountains... everything is so colorful and elegant! The border is constructed of Diamond Eyelets, Rhodes, Algerian Eyes, and there is one-over-one detail in the black cats sitting everywhere!

Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 19 x 19 on 32ct. Definitely NOT for the novice stitcher... even collecting all the stitching ingredients for this presents a challenge! (Just a WOW kind of piece... I've seen some gals working on these in the Stitcher's Lounges at the Stitching Festivals... they have 2 or 3 of these done, and working on another... while chatting and carrying on with their friends! I get lost in the charts!!!)

Evening in the Park from Chatelaine Design -- click to see more Evening in the Park
Another new piece by Martina Weber of Chatelaine, this depicts its name -- a quiet evening spent in an elegant park setting. Alive with flowers, lanterns, gates, swans and statuary, and pools with fountains, everything is here for your perfect evening! Loaded with special stitches for lots of added texture and interest... you are right in the center of a luscious European garden that hundreds of years old.

Offered as a chart, this finishes approx 17-1/2 inches square on 32ct. Again... collecting the materials to stitch this will be a challenge for you -- but sometimes that's half the fun!

Indian Summer Reflections from Chatelaine Designs -- click to see lots more Indian Summer Reflections

The latest in Martina Weber's Mandala Garden set of designs... like all the rest... this is intricate and absolutely breathtaking!!! Our shop model is half-finished. It may never get all the way completed, but it's a show-stopper just like it is! Offered as the chart (12 pages worth!), it finishes approx 17 x 17 on 32ct. Stitched in quite an assortment of hard-to-gather-together threads... this kaleidoscope design is not actually the same on all four sides... although it teases your eye into believing that.

Martina suggests you label the top of your piece somehow -- sew on a button or something -- because it's really easy to get turned around during stitching. Luscious colors and wonderful garden details... as I look at the chart on my desk, while writing my description for you... I've discovered that there are initials and a date in the very center... and they glued on their photo upside down!!! So, bask in the lovely colors and intricate design... and keep track of the top!

Rose Lights from Chatelaine Designs - click to see more Rose Lights
Oh my gosh... I brought home the stitched model of this from Market to 'have and to hold' for a little while in the shop! It is breathtaking!!! Designed by Martina Weber of Chatelaine Designs, this piece is 16 inches square of rose, ivory, gold, black and green elegance! So delicate and lacy, there are beads glistening everywhere, delicate stitches and motifs all over it, I just can't stop looking at it! So much detail, such soft, yet dramatic color... even if you never get this stitched... your stash NEEDS this chart!

I will be honest, some of the materials you'll need for Martina's designs can be difficult to round up, but that challenge, (whether you decide to round them up or substitute other materials), like the actual stitching, is kind of fun to conquer, too! Rose Lights is stunning, and I hope our pic helps show you. The model is unframed as of this pic... so after it's stretched and mounted, we'll make another photo for you.

Polar Lights from Chatelaine Designs - click to see more Polar Lights
A study in deep teals, purples, white and ice, this is not quite as qlitzy as some of the other Lights and Gardens of Martina's. Still the impressive 16 x 16 on 32ct Natural, this piece is stitched with Weeks overdyeds and features lots of Mill Hill petite beads and Treasures.

Pretty, pretty borders and motifs, I like the fact that while it is balanced, it is not entirely symmetrical. There is interest in every corner, different flowers, differences everywhere -- and it's fun to look for all of them. Stunningly elegant, this is gorgeous, and something that would be kind of fun to stitch, because of all those changes and variations... and of course the luscious colors! Offered as the chartpak.

The Chatelaine Sampler from Chatelaine Designs - click to see more The Chatelaine Sampler
Definitely not the newest of Martina's things... we've just been treated to a stitched model of this one, and it has come alive for us!!! A busy garden of charming flowers, squirrels, acorns, peacocks, grapes, berries and trees... everything is accented with beads and metallic touches. Just like morning dew! Offered as the chart, this finishes approx 11 x 11 on 32ct Cream Belfast Linen. It's stunning beautiful with its buttermilks and golds, raspberry, and blue green colors. Embellished with a ton (well, not REALLY!) of Mill Hill petite, bugle and regular beads and Treasures, there are so many awesome special stitches in here... you're going to LOVE stitching this! Tons of Rhodes, Queens, Stars and Pulled, the chart is done with very heavy, dense symbols... so you may need to magnify parts a bit.

The motifs in this are delightful! The acorns are all metallic edged with a petite bead at their tips. The grapes have frosted Mill Hill leaves, the wheat has metallic ... this is just so very beautiful... I'm rambling! Charted for silks for DMC flosses... we have all those beads, metallics and Treasures -- but get the chart and check your stash, before you order all of them!

Taj Mahal Mandala Garden from Chatelaine Designs - click to see more Taj Mahal Mandala Garden
The newest of Martina's exquisite gardens... this is EXTREMELY detailed and very elegant - just like several of her other Mandala Gardens! The involved chart is split into 12 pages... and when stitched will deliver you a 16 x 16 garden full of metallic and brilliant color! Gathering materials for this one qualifies as another challenge -- but some of you stitchers eat that kind of thing up! I have seen so many ladies at the Stitching Festivals with multiple designs -- like this one -- all stitched!!! You amaze me!!!

Back to the fountains and columns of the Taj Mahal... someone please stitch this and bring it to our Festival Booth in Nashville or Hershey this fall!!! Offered as the chart for this breathtaking design.


Nantucket Violet Basket and Stitcher's Toys
Nantucket Violet Basket and Stitcher's Toys by Chatelaine Designs -- click to see lots more
Well, this is quite the exquisite set of extravagant treats for any stitcher!!! Even if you never finish the pieces into their intended uses... stitch them anyway and make them into ornaments or something! The set of charts includes designs for a basket band -- Martina gives you the option of choosing your own basket by letting you repeat the pattern, or simply ending with what's charted, and making a tie that is blank on the backside of the basket.

Along with the band chart and its special stitches, you get a pin cushion, needlebook, a pouch, a scissor fob, a smaller pouch and a basket topper design for a basket lid! Beautiful, clear charts, the Sampler Threads featured include Lavender Potpourri, Royal Purple, Sugarplum, Shutter Green and Blue Spruce. Although some of the materials for Chatelaine's designs are difficult to find... the designs are strong enough to handle a few substitutions if you need to make them, without ruining the flavor and intrique of the designs!!!


Mini Mandalas II -- click to see a larger view   Mini Mandalas II   Mini Mandalas II
Mini Mandalas II

One of two new Gardens by Martina Weber, this set of three miniatures is just breathtaking! Measuring approx 5 x 5 on 32ct, each is a study in brilliant blues, golds teals, and greens. Loaded with special beads and silk threads... you just can't keep your eyes off these finished pieces! Offered as the chart set of three designs, we also have a new larger garden, Misty Morning Vineyard... just awesome!!!

Misty Morning Vineyard

A beautiful presentation of peacocks resting in beautiful gardens... the 'ironwork' on the fence and gates, all the floral patterns and vivid golds, eggplants and greens... this piece is gorgeous! Your eye is drawn to the dark shape of those peacocks, but look further at all the rest of the filigreed detail in this! Quite a generous selection of silks, hand-dyeds and Swarovski crystals are called for... again a 'stash collection challenge!!!' Offered as the chart, Misty Morning Vineyard measures approx 17 x 17 on 32ct.



Misty Morning Vineyard from Chatelaine -- Martina Weber -- click to see a larger view


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Five Beautiful Gardens

One of five breathtaking garden scenes by Martina Weber, The Mandala Gardens are a challenge to stitch and a feast for the eyes! Beautifully charted, these contain special stitches, along with bead and crystal embellishing touches, and are worked with DMCs and Silk 'n Colors, with touches of Kreinik metallics. No words from me can describe the visual impact, the intricate details, the symmetry, rich colors and elegance of these... they are truly works of art! And... sure... you have time to stitch a few more family heirlooms!!! Each garden, finishing approx 17 to 19-ish inches square on 28ct linen, is available as a chartpack, with pages and pages of charts! Exquisite!!!



The Weeping Willow Keep from Chatelaine -- Martina Weber -- click to see a larger view

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Mini Mandala Gardens

We're thrilled to introduce three miniature versions of the huge, utterly gorgeous Mandala Gardens designed by Martina Weber! You'll remember the big ones... 14-ish inches of solid and intricate stitching??? These three charts are 6 x 6 miniature versions -- perfect for all of us who know we'd never finish the bigger ones!!! Full of rich, gorgeous blues, purples and golds... lots of glass beads... glistening metallics... the actual stitched pieces are breathtaking! All three charts are available in this pack... Yeah!!!




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