Friday, 8 September 2017

The Black House

The Black House is without a doubt the smallest design to be
released by Long Dog Samplers for many a moon.  But although small
in terms of acreage it lacks nothing in the intricacy department.

Let's creep up close and have a good look, but don't make
too much noise or the birds will drop the flowers they've been
collecting for their nests.

The Black House measures 111 stitches x 145 stitches
and is priced at £6.50 which when you work it out is only
slightly over 80p per woodpecker.
Now that has to be a bargain as in the local supermarket this
morning fresh woodpeckers were selling at £1.20 per kilo oven ready.

This example was stitched using GAST threads
 Usual rules apply, if you would like a pdf download then simply email me
at  or, alternatively, just wait for the paper
copies to rock up at your LNS in time for Christmas.

Saturday, 24 June 2017


New design released Saturday 24th June 2017

Life After "Death"
372 x 325 stitches
Price:  £17.10
This example was worked in GAST "Raven".

And if you don't feel like stitching the whole project you could always just stitch
the little mini Norfolk-style sampler in the bottom left hand corner for starters.

Available in chart form from all good local needlework shops across
the globe and as a pdf download direct from me.  Just email

and I will attempt to pander to your every whim.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Just so you know

Long Dog Samplers is about to move home and will
be without an internet connection until 30th May 2017.

All this means that I will be unable to send or
indeed receive emails until that date so if you do try
to contact me in the interim please be patient because
I will eventually reply but not at the speed of light
as is my usual wont.

Thank you.

Friday, 14 April 2017


INtUITion is the latest design from the Long Dog Samplers kennels.

It measures 183 x 328 stitches and costs £16.20.

The design is based upon the traditional designs and artwork
of the Inuit people of northern Canada and parts of Greenland
and Alaska whose name is woven into the title of this piece.

To order a pdf version of the chart simply email me -

or if you prefer a paper copy then visit your friendly local
needlework shop or online retailer.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hoity Toity

Hoity Toity (or The Two Posh Peacocks) is the latest offering
to hit the shops from Long Dog Samplers.

This haughty piece of fun measures 197 x 282 stitches in it's
stockinged feet and is priced at £16.20.

If you would like a pdf copy simply email
or if you would prefer a paper copy then your LNS should be only too
willing to cater to your needs.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Castles in the Air

With Christmas just around the corner what better than a new
Long Dog to add to your wish list.

This vision in white (or any colour you chose really) is called
Castles in the Air, measures 209 x 285 stitches
and is modestly priced at £16.20.

So why not take advantage of the pound sterling in it's current
weakened state and rush out and buy yourself a copy right now.
Paper copies are available at your local needlework shops and online
whilst downloadable pdf copies can be purchased direct 
simply by emailing your desires to the following address:

Friday, 2 September 2016

Liquorice Allsorts



Size:  251 x 251 stitches

Price:  £12.75