Cicely Margaret Ingram a Little Gem ~ pdf download

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This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available as a pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over two threads and satin stitch. There are two rows of cross stitches that have one long thread running under the stitches.

We have included, within the stitch guide of the pdf download, an adaptation to the satin stitch for those that wish to replace the satin stitched sawtooth border with cross stitch so that the sampler can be stitched of Aida or Linaida. We recommend that you use a count and type of fabric that you will enjoy working on.

Cicely recorded on her sampler that she was born on December 17th, the time period 1877 to 1898, Cobbe Place and her family’s motto “Magnanimus Esto”, which translates as “be great of mind”. These were some exciting clues that we were able to follow through in our quest to discover Cicely’s story. We uncovered a wealth of information on Cicely which we have shared within the pdf download.

Upon completion of your purchase you will receive links to four different versions of the pdf. You may download all or any of the versions.

Version 1 ~ A pdf containing an eight-page colour block and symbol graph.

Version 2 ~ A pdf containing a one-page colour block and symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.

Version 3 ~ A pdf containing an eight-page black and white symbol graph.

Version 4 ~ A pdf containing a one-page black and white symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.

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. 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 and Tools” section.

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Thread Legend

Cicely’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of nineteen colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3 We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Whether you are stitching the sampler on 28ct or 56ct fabric, with 1 or 2 strands you will only require one spool or skein of each colour.

Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description

025 / 3425 / 501 ~ Blue green ~ dark

029 / 2757 / 926 ~ Grey green ~ medium

031 / 4242 / 3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

038 / 2643 / 3340 ~ Apricot ~ medium

073* / 5022 /  3813 ~ Blue green ~ light

093 / S4153 / 3064 ~ Desert sand

137 / 2646 / 3777 ~ Terracotta ~ very dark

188 / 3346 / 08 ~ Driftwood ~ dark

274 / 2146 / 3011 ~ Khaki green ~ dark

293 / 2625 / 720 ~ Orange spice ~ dark

303 / 524 / 832 ~ Golden olive

338**/ 3413 / 452 ~ Shell grey ~ medium

348*** / 5114 / 3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

356 / 1434 / 931 ~ Antique blue ~ medium

376 / 4645 / 3722 ~ Shell pink ~ medium

542 / 3826 / 435 ~ Brown ~ very light

580 / 3834 / 3012 ~ Khaki green ~ medium

588 / 4644 / 223 ~ Shell pink ~ light

634 / 3742 / 3045 ~ Yellow beige ~ dark

  * The shade is currently in short supply. #169 is a good substitute.

 ** The shade has since been discontinued. #011 is a good substitute.

*** Please note that the model was stitched using #557. The shade has since been discontinued.

Linen Sizes

The design area is 246 stitches (w) x 164 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

The model was stitched on 56ct Zweigart linen which had been overdyed to shade Marbled Pointer by Jucas of X JuDesign.

We have included, within the stitch guide of the pdf download, an adaptation to the satin stitch for those that wish to replace the satin stitched sawtooth border with cross stitch so that the sampler can be stitched of Aida or Linaida. We recommend that you use a count and type of fabric that you will enjoy working on.

We recommend that you use a count and type of fabric that you will enjoy working on.

If using 52/62ct linen we would recommend that you orientate your linen so that the 52ct is on the horizontal.

 

28ct: Design: 17.57″ x 11.71″ Fabric: 23.57″ x 17.71″

30ct: Design: 16.40″ x 10.93″ Fabric: 22.40″ x 16.93″

32ct: Design: 15.38″ x 10.25″ Fabric: 21.38″ x 16.25″

36ct: Design: 13.67″ x 9.11″ Fabric: 19.67″ x 15.11″

40ct: Design: 12.30″ x 8.2″ Fabric: 18.30″ x 14.2″

46ct: Design: 10.70″ x 7.13″ Fabric: 16.70″ x 13.13″

56ct: Design: 8.79″ x 5.86″ Fabric: 14.79″ x 11.86″

52/62ct: Design: 9.46″ x 5.29″ Fabric: 15.46″ x 11.29″

62/52ct: Design: 7.94″ x 6.31″ Fabric: 13.94″ x 12.31″

Stitch Guide

Cicely stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen and satin stitch.

We have included, within the stitch guide of the download, an adaptation to the satin stitch for those that wish to replace the satin stitched sawtooth border with cross stitch so that the sampler can be stitched of Aida or Linaida. We recommend that you use a count and type of fabric that you will enjoy working on.

The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.

Cross stitch ~ When working cross stitch the top stitch should always lie in the same direction for a neat and uniform finish.

Satin Stitch ~ Run a straight stitch between each thread of fabric in the direction shown on the chart. Use one thread making repeated passes until the desired
coverage is achieved.

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.