Hope and Love ~ Clara and Maude Pickernell 1881 a Bristol Orphanage sampler (pdf download)

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It is with great pleasure and grateful thanks to Claudia Dutcher Kistler that I present to you the reproduction of Clara and Maude’s magnificent Bristol Orphanage sampler. Reproduced and stitched by Nicola the sampler is available as an instant .pdf download.

With the help of the meticulous records that the George Müller Orphanage kept, we are able to piece together Clara and Maude’s story and we share that story with you in the historical information contained within the download.

This sampler, worked by the Pickernell sisters is rare, we are only aware of one other sampler stitched by sisters.

The sisters stitched their sampler with cross stitch over two strands of linen. The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

Within this download you will receive:

Graph 1 ~ A thirty-page colour chart.

Graph 2 ~ A thirty-page black and white symbol chart.

Graph 3 ~ A one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop or computer).

Graph 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop or computer).

Our grateful thanks go to Claudia Dutcher Kistler of Dutch Treat Designs for allowing us to reproduce a sampler from her private collection.

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.

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Thread Legend

Clara and Maude’s stunning, monochrome sampler has been reproduced with Soie Surfine by Au Ver à Soie. We have provided some suggested shades of red in Soie Surfine, Soie 100.3, 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 Surfine: 2106, 2107, 2500, 2650 and 2681

Soie 100.3: 109, 664, and 779

Soie d’Alger: 943, 944, 2924, 2926, and 4624

DMC: 321 and 817

The model was stitched on 53/63ct Legacy Linen in Sycamore Seedpod. For alternative counts we would suggest Legacy Linen Foxtail Millet in 45ct, Legacy Linen Corn Tassel in 37ct and Legacy Linen Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct.

As only one colour is required, we have given floss usage in metres. A spool of Soie Surfine and Soie 100.3 is 50 metres, a skein of Soie d’Alger 35 metres, a hank of Soie d’Alger 315 metres, and a skein of DMC 48 metres.

2 Strands: 28ct 970 metres, 32ct 864 metres, 36ct 768 metres.

1 Strand: 36ct 384 metres, 40ct 346 metres, 46ct 298 metres, 56ct 250 metres, 53/63ct 240 metres.

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 433 stitches (w) x 441 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing. If working on an uneven linen such as 53/63ct, we would recommend that you orientate your linen so that the higher count is on the horizontal for this particular sampler.

 

28ct ~ Design: 30.93″ x 31.50″ Fabric: 36.93″ x 37.50″

32ct ~ Design: 27.06″ x 27.56″ Fabric: 33.06″ x 33.56″

36ct ~ Design: 24.06″ x 24.50″ Fabric: 30.06″ x 30.50″

40ct ~ Design: 21.65″ x 22.05″ Fabric: 27.65″ x 28.05″

46ct ~ Design: 18.83″ x 19.17″ Fabric: 24.83″ x 25.17″

56ct ~ Design: 15.46″ x 15.75″ Fabric: 21.46″ x 21.75″

63/53ct ~ Design: 13.75″ x 16.64″ Fabric: 19.75″ x 22.64″

Stitch Guide

The sisters stitched their sampler with cross stitch over two strands of linen. The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

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.

Orphanage Records