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. Harriet’s sampler can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
There are 4 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following pdf and graph versions:
Version 1 ~ A four-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 four-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).
Harriet’s monochrome sampler, although small, has left behind a wealth of information about the little girl who patiently plied her needle and thread on a small scrap of linen in South Wales some 172 years ago. The twelve-year-old Harriet stitched her sampler at Cardiff School finishing on Thursday, October 18, 1829.
Harriet was not born in Wales. We find her baptism recorded on Monday, May 15, 1837 in the parish of Kempsford in the county of Gloucestershire. The Gobey family, just like branches of Nicola and her husband’s family, migrated to Cardiff to work for the Marquess of Bute in expanding the dock.
Within the pdf download we follow Harriet from cradle to grave.
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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