Bertha Lausch 1891 ~ PDF download

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Available as a pdf download and as a printed booklet. Click HERE for the printed booklet.

We feel very fortunate to be able to present to you a small red marking sampler that was stitched in 1891. The sampler was worked mainly in cross stitch over two threads of linen with one row of half cross stitches over two threads. It contains three uppercase alphabets in different fonts and one lower-case alphabet (none contain the letter “J” ) and the numerals 0 to 9. The sampler demonstrates that Bertha was able to competently mark her linen.

The sampler was acquired by Hands Across the Sea Samplers in the United States. There were families with the surname of Lausch living in the USA, but we could not find a Bertha of the expected age. In searching family history records, we have found several Berthas in the right time period, all of them born in Germany or Austria. It is with regret that we are unable to say which girl stitched the sampler.

Bertha’s monochrome sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC.

The sampler has been rated as suitable for all levels of ability and can be worked on Aida or linen. The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Muddy Duck by Tabbycat Linen. The design area is 158 stitches (w) x 106 stitches (h).

Bertha’s sampler has been reproduced by Lisa Brown and the model stitched by Nicola Parkman. At the very core of Hands Across the Sea Samplers there is a team of needleworkers who are passionate about antique samplers and being able to share those samplers with you.

Thread Legend

Bertha’s monochrome sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread used have been listed below.

Soie 100.3 #493 on 40ct to 56ct linen with 1 strand x 1

Soie d’Alger #2926 on 36ct to 46ct linen with 1 strand x 1, 32ct linen with 2 strands x 2, and 28ct linen with 2 strands x 3

DMC #3777 on 40ct to 46ct linen with 1 strand x 1 and on 28ct to 36ct linen with 2 strands x 2

 

Linen Sizes

The sampler can be worked on Aida or linen. The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Muddy Duck by Tabbycat Linen. The design area is 158 stitches (w) x 106 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

 

28ct linen: Design: 11.29″ x 7.57″ Fabric: 17.29″ x 13.57″

32ct linen: Design: 9.88″ x 6.63″ Fabric: 15.88″ x 12.63″

36ct linen: Design: 8.78″ x 5.89″ Fabric: 14.78″ x 11.89″

40ct linen: Design: 7.90″ x 5.30″ Fabric: 13.90″ x 11.30″

46ct linen: Design: 6.87″ x 4.61″ Fabric: 12.87″ x 10.61″

56ct linen: Design: 5.64″ x 3.79″ Fabric: 11.64″ x 9.79″