Friday, 14 April 2017


For this latest design from the fabulously wondrous Long Dog Samplers
you will need to hitch up your dog sleds and hold on tight because we're
heading north to the icy wastelands of northern Canada, 
Greenland and Alaska.

We're going to visit the Inuit people and get a taste of their traditional
designs and artwork.  This little dude looks pleased to see us.

Although I'm not so sure about this guy.  Looks like
he may be having a bad feather day or is severely hungover.
That northern moonshine is strong stuff!

Here's one I made earlier.

INtUITion measures 183 x 328 stitches, costs fourteen
seal skins or £16.20 and is available as a pdf download
direct from me if you ask very nicely and send your email to:

Otherwise visit your LNS if it's a paper copy you're after
or go online to one of the many excellent suppliers you'll find there.

Now you'll have to excuse me, I'm off to feed the goose.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Hoity Toity

I can finally put you all out of my misery with this colourful new design.
Never before in the whole history of Long Dog have I experienced
such anticipation of a sampler.

"When is it coming out?" you politely asked while some of you took
a more direct stance and simply demanded point blank the release date.


So here it is - HOITY TOITY (or the Two Posh Peacocks as I've
been calling it).  Breathe in it's beauty to your very soul and then
nip off and order a copy pronto.

The bottom border was inspired by the beautiful ceiling paintings at
Ranworth Church which is only a five minute drive away from
the Lock Up.  You couldn't help be inspired by art such as this and I
count myself lucky to live in a county so cram-packed with ancient churches.

This was the little snippet I posted many moons ago that got you
all so fired up to see the finished article.  Has it been worth the wait?

And here are the two naughty boys themselves up on the roof
strutting their stuff.  You wouldn't believe the mess they make.

And in conclusion a very naff photo even by my standards of the
exquisite finished piece.  It measures 197 x 282 stitches,
costs £16.20 for the brace (that's £8.10 per bird) and is available as a pdf
download direct from me by simply emailing
or from all good LNS across the planet in paper form.

So don't forget LSO|
(Look - Salivate - Order)
Off you go.