Available as a pdf download and a printed booklet and. Click HERE for the printed booklet.
Ann stitched such a sweet little sampler when she was just nine years old in 1851. The border caught our eye; it is unusual, and we found it very enjoyable to stitch. Ann covered every inch of her fabric and, in doing so, showed in the top section that she was more than competent in marking linen. The bottom section of her sampler contains a very chirpy bird, a butterfly, two dogs, and two shrubs heavily laden with flowers.
Ann Hutton Rathmell was born in Horsforth, Yorkshire on Saturday, August 7, 1841. She was baptised on Sunday, October 17 in Rawdon St Peter, an Anglican church. Her parents were Joseph Rathmell, a farmer, and his wife Mary, née Hutton. Ann was the first of eight children born to the couple. The family farmed Whetstone Farm in Horsforth.
Life was probably very hard on a farm in Yorkshire in the 1800s. Ann never married or was blessed with children. We hope that she lived a happy life. She died on December 24, 1900.
Ann’s sweet sampler has been reproduced with Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie using a very pretty palette of eight colours. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC.
The sampler is executed in cross stitch over two threads and can be worked on Aida or linen. It is rated suitable for beginners through to advanced needleworkers.
There are 4 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following versions of the pdf and the graph:
Version 1 ~ A pdf with a four-page colour chart and a two-page Aida adaption.
Version 2 ~ A pdf with a one-page colour chart and a one-page Aida adaptation which can be printed but is intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer.
Version 3 ~ A pdf with a four-page black and white chart and a two-page Aida adaption.
Version 4 ~ A pdf with a one-page black and white chart and a one-page Aida adaptation which can be printed but is intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer.