Eleanor Steele 1836 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 project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.

The reproduction of Eleanor’s sampler can be stitched on linen and the adaptation can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

There are 8 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following pdf and graph versions:

Version 1 ~ A six-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 six-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 Adaptation suitable for working on Aida, Linaida, or linen

Version 5 ~ A six-page colour chart.

Version 6 ~ A one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).

Version 7 ~ A six-page black and white symbol chart.

Version 8 ~ A one-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).

Eleanor Steele is one of two sister samplers in Nicola’s collection. We believe that Eleanor was born in Cumbria, the most north-western county in England, bordering onto Scotland.

We have found two possible Eleanors in the family history records. One baptised on August 29, 1824 in Saint Bridget Beckernet and the other baptised on July 26, 1823 at Saint Bees. It is possible that the two Eleanors were cousins, as Beckernet and Saint Bees are situated less than five miles apart.

If Eleanor was the girl baptised in Beckernet, we know that she married John Kelley in Dean, Cumbria, on February 8, 1848. Their son was born two months after the wedding. By 1851 the family were living in Liverpool, and John was a police constable. We find Eleanor in the next census a widow with two children living with her parents in Dean. Her father had a large farm, Woodside, and Eleanor worked on the farm.

In the 1881 census, Eleanor is still living at Woodside; her parents have died, and she is acting as a housekeeper to her two unmarried brothers.

Eleanor died on July 7, 1890 and curiously was buried on the Isle of Man. Located in the middle of the Irish Sea, off the coast of Cumbria almost equidistant between England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, the Isle of Man is a unique self-governing kingdom. It is a Crown dependency and has its own parliament (known as Tynwald), laws, traditions, and culture. We believe that this was Eleanor’s final resting place as her husband John Kelly was buried there.

If only we could ask them!

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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

Eleanor’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of seven 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 working on 28ct linen / 14ct Aida through to 56ct linen. Please note that only 10 stitches are worked in 222/3045/917.

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

077 / 2943 / 962 ~ Dusty rose ~ medium

079 / 5382 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ light

222 / 3045 / 917 ~ Plum ~ medium

491 / 2135 / 3345 ~ Hunter green ~ dark

542 / 3826 / 435 ~ Brown ~ very light

557 / 5113 / 3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

684 / 923 / 350 ~ Coral ~ medium

779 / 943 / 321 ~ Christmas red

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Aged Paper from Foxglove and Lace Linens (contact via Instagram). The sampler can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen, and we recommend that you use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.

The design area is 129 stitches (w) x 165 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 9.21″ x 11.79″ Fabric: 15.21″ x 17.79″

30ct linen: Design: 8.60″ x 11.00″ Fabric: 14.60″ x 17.00″

16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 8.06″ x 10.31″ Fabric: 14.06″ x 16.31″

18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 7.17″ x 9.17″ Fabric: 13.17″ x 15.17″

20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 6.45″ x 8.25″ Fabric: 12.45″ x 14.25″

46ct linen: Design: 5.61″ x 7.17″ Fabric: 11.61″ x 13.17″

56ct linen: Design: 4.61″ x 5.89″ Fabric: 10.61″ x 11.89″

62/52ct linen: Design: 4.16″ x 6.35″ Fabric: 10.16″ x 12.35″

Stitch Guide

Eleanor’s sampler is worked with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. 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.

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.