Annie Morris ~ a printed booklet


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This small sampler is brought to you as a printed booklet and as an instant pdf download. Details of the instant pdf download can be found HERE.

Annie Morris is the sweetest little sampler. Her dainty border of violets surrounds an alphabet broken up by some pretty dividing rows and a basket of fruit. Annie recorded her age but alas not the year or where she lived. Without this information we were unable to trace our Annie.

The stitches used are cross stitch over two threads of linen. The sampler has been rated as suitable for all levels of ability and can be stitched on linen, Aida and Linaida.

Annie used a palette of just five colours to stitch her sampler. On first seeing this sampler, it was her palette that caused us to stop and study her work. We wondered if this little girl was influenced by an older sister, mother, or aunt who was a suffragette.



Thread Legend

Annie’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of five colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein is required whether you are working on 14ct Aida or 56ct linen.

  Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description      072 / 5384 / 598 ~ Turquoise ~ light 061 / 236 / 986 ~ Forest green ~ very dark 142 / 2542 / 3047 ~ Yellow beige ~ light 447 / 3315 / 550 ~ Violet ~ very dark 557 / 5113 / 3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

Linen Sizes

The design area is 106 stitches (w) x 116 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3" margin for finishing and framing. The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to Marbled Pointer from xJuDesigns. The design is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, or linen. We recommend that you should use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.

  28ct: Design: 7.57" x 8.29" Fabric: 13.57" x 14.29" 32ct: Design: 6.63" x 7.25" Fabric: 12.63" x 13.25" 36ct: Design: 5.89" x 6.44" Fabric: 11.89" x 12.44" 40ct: Design: 5.30" x 5.80" Fabric: 11.30" x 11.80" 46ct: Design: 4.61" x 5.04" Fabric: 10.61" x 11.04" 56ct: Design: 3.79" x 4.14" Fabric: 9.79" x 10.14"

Stitch Guide

The stitches used are cross stitch over two threads of linen. The sampler has been rated as suitable for all levels of ability.

Cross stitch ~ Is made up of two stitches worked over two threads. You should make all your stitches cross in the same direction for a neat and uniform finish.