Amy’s sampler is available as an instant pdf download.
There are 4 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following pdf and graph versions:
Version 1 ~ A twelve-page colour chart.
Version 2 ~ A one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
Version 3 ~ A twelve-page black and white symbol chart.
Version 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
Amy’s sampler has been a joy to reproduce and stitch. The 12-year-old child certainly had a good eye for colour and design. The sampler is a riot of colours, yet harmonious. Amy’s stitching is exquisite, and she has taken great care in the execution of her work.
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Amy’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of fifteen colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities have been listed below.
If you are using two strands of Soie d’Alger on fabric lower than 36ct, you will require two skeins of the colours noted by an asterisk.
Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description
029 / 2757* / 926 ~ Grey green ~ medium
031 / 4242* / 3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
048 / 4246 / 869 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark
070 / 2643 / 3830 ~ Terracotta
188 / 3346 / 3781 ~ Mocha brown ~ dark
199 / 2224 / 733 ~ Olive green ~ medium
323 / 4511 / 738 ~ Tan ~ very light
344 / 2913 / 758 ~ Terracotta ~ very light
376 / 4645 / 3726 ~ Antique mauve ~ dark
499 / 944* / 816 ~ Garnet
536 / 2926 / 221 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark
550 / 2758 / 502 ~ Blue green
621 / 5382 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ light
707 / 3724 / 3363 ~ Pine green ~ medium
755 / 1736 / 930 ~ Antique blue ~ dark
The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Old Sheep from xJuDesigns. The sampler is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, or linen, and we recommend that you use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.
The design area is 209 stitches (w) x 222 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 14.93″ x 15.86″ Fabric: 20.93″ x 21.86″
30ct linen: Design: 13.93″ x 14.80″ Fabric: 19.93″ x 20.80″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 13.06″ x 13.88″ Fabric: 19.06″ x 19.88″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 11.61″ x 12.33″ Fabric: 17.61″ x 18.33″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 10.45″ x 11.10″ Fabric: 16.45″ x 17.10″
46ct linen: Design: 9.09″ x 9.65″ Fabric: 15.09″ x 15.65″
56ct linen: Design: 7.46″ x 7.93″ Fabric: 13.46″ x 13.93″
62/52ct linen: Design: 6.74″ x 8.54″ Fabric: 12.74″ x 14.54″
The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over two threads, double running stitch and Algerian eyelet.
Cross stitch ~ is made up of two stitches normally worked over one or two threads. You should make all your stitches cross in the same direction for a neat and uniform finish.
Double running stitch ~ is worked in two journeys. On the outward journey you mark out the motif, and on the return trip you fill in the gaps.
Algerian eyelets ~ When worked over four threads of linen, 8 stitches are laid to create an eyelet. Do not tug on the thread using your needle as your thread will soon break. Instead, apply pressure by pulling on the thread close to the stitch.
Hands Across the Sea Samplers are on hand to help those stitching our charts. If you need assistance or have any questions we can be reached via email, address shown below, or the contact page on our website. Our website has stitching tutorials which can be found in the “sewing basket/tools” section.