Emily Ann Foster 1892 ~ printed booklet

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This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems”. It is available as a printed booklet and as an instant pdf download. More information about the pdf download can be found  HERE.

The project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. Emily’s sampler  can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

Emily Ann finished her sampler in the year 1892 when she was 11 years old. She recorded that she lived in Weaverthorpe, a village in the south-eastern corner of North Yorkshire. Emily was born in 1881 to George Foster, a farm labourer, and his wife Hannah Summersgill.

Emily chose to stitch her sampler in a warm red with “God is Love” highlighted by using of a cooler shade of red.

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

Emily’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of just two colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. 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.

 

1 strand of Soie 100.3 on 46ct linen

499 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

307 ~ Shell pink ~ light

 

1 strand of Soie d’Alger on 36, 40 and 46ct linen

946 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

2946 ~ Shell pink ~ light

 

2 strands of Soie d’Alger on 28ct linen

946 x 2 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

2946 ~ Shell pink ~ light

 

1 strand of DMC on 40 and 46ct linen

304 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

335 ~ Shell pink ~ light

 

2 strands of DMC on 28, 30 and 36ct linen

304 x 2 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

335 ~ Shell pink ~ light

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Marbled Pointer from xJuDesigns. 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 119 stitches (w) x 128 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

 

14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 8.5″ x 9.14″ Fabric: 14.5″ x 15.14″

30ct linen: Design: 7.93″ x 8.53″ Fabric: 13.93″ x 14.53″

16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 7.44″ x 8.00″ Fabric: 13.44″ x 14.00″

18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 6.61″ x 7.11″ Fabric: 12.61″ x 13.11″

20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 5.95″ x 6.40″ Fabric: 11.95″ x 12.40″

46ct linen: Design: 5.17″ x 5.57″ Fabric: 11.17″ x 11.57″

56ct linen: Design: 4.25″ x 4.57″ Fabric: 10.25″ x 10.57″

62/52ct linen: Design: 3.84″ x 4.92″ Fabric: 9.84″ x 10.92″

Stitch Guide

Emily’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.