Samanthapurdytextile Cross stitch designs by Samantha Purdy
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Designer Samantha Purdy continues to picture - in cross stitch - the simple joys of life. Like a visit to one's local library. What shall I be reading next? A world of possibilities beckons.
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Welcoming Samantha Purdy of Samanthapurdytextile
Creative Poppy is proud to introduce the works of Samantha Purdy, a young Canadian designer with a very modern and contemporary approach to cross stitching. Her designs stand out with their funny little characters, and minimalist style. Everything in Samantha Purdy designs seems to have been reduced its most simple form, yet if you look close, you will find plenty of amusing detail.
Take Samantha Purdy's characters. The main one is a little lady with a bun on her head. She's the one also featured in the Samanthapurdytextile iconic cup. You'll see this lady pottering around, watering plants, cleaning the house, baking cakes and getting snacks ready for guests. She's never far from her stove as she obviously loves cooking, as well as tending to her beloved plants.
Samantha Purdy's work revolves around the home. Little slices of life, simple joys: having a bath, raking leaves, having a cup of coffee, welcoming a friends, reading in bed. The cat is always around. Quilts hang on the wall, beds are covered with cosy eiderdowns, there's always some pot on the stove with no doubt some delicious slow cooking food.
The women in their bathtubs are back from work and relaxing in their bath...
The fun is in comparing each apartment. Check out the bookworm's flat with a shelf full of books and withering plant. Or the various tiles in the bathrooms, wall paper and quilts on the beds. Each apartment has its own personality. If you're feeling creative, you could even decide to personalize your own.
Pictured Left: Women in Bathtubs
Counted cross stitch pattern by Samanthapurdytextile
On the Road (River) again
A beautiful series of designs stitched on a bright turquoise blue Aida (which is available from Charles Craft).
We love the way the trees are pictured, especially the birches. Samantha Purdy's trees and plants seem to come straight from vintage 1960's wall paper. They are truly unique and fun to stitch.
Watch a cross stitch chart materialize on canvas in this short video
How better to appreciate a pattern than to watch the cross stitches materialize on canvas?
View this 30 second video and watch cross stitches develop starting from a blank canvas. Pattern featured: Reading in Bed by Samantha Purdy.
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More patterns by Samantha Purdy
Samanthapurdytextile, now available as instant downloadable cross stitch patterns, on Creative Poppy's website.
There are more works by Samantha Purdy on Creative Poppy's website, and many more to be added soon.
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