This dainty 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.
“where flowers bloom so does beauty”
Is this sweetest of Little Gems a Mary or a Mabel? Unfortunately, we will never know as the young needlewoker never recorded their full name. They may even be a Matthew or Martin!
The two graphs included in the download are:
Graph 1 ~ A six-page colour symbol graph.
Graph 2 ~ A six-page black and white symbol graph.
The sampler is stitched entirely in cross stitch over two and can be stitched on linen or Aida. She is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and would make an ideal “starter” project for those wishing to explore samplers.
With grateful thanks to Linda Clews for lovingly stitching the model. 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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This dainty sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 10 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 of each colour is required. M.E stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. The model was stitched on Legacy Linen in Sycamore Seedpod. The linen on the original sampler is closest in colour to DMC shade 3866.
Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description
025 / 5024 / 501 ~ Blue green ~ dark
072 / 5384 / 598 ~ Turquoise ~ light
232 / 2614 / 976 ~ Golden brown ~ medium
290 / 136 / 3809 ~ Turquoise ~ very dark
376 / 4645 / 3726 ~ Antique mauve ~ dark
434 / 1315 / 327 ~ Violet ~ dark
499 / 2935 / 326 ~ Rose ~ very deep
524 / 2926 / 902 ~ Garnet ~ very dark
674 / 543 / 3821 ~ Straw
686 / 616 / 920 ~ Copper ~ medium
The design area is 161 stitches (w) x 143 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
28ct: Design: 11.50″ x 10.21″ Fabric: 17.50″ x 16.21″
30ct: Design: 10.73″ x 9.53″ Fabric: 16.73″ x 15.53″
32ct: Design: 10.06″ x 8.94″ Fabric: 16.06″ x 14.94″
36ct: Design: 8.94″ x 7.94″ Fabric: 14.94″ x 13.94″
40ct: Design: 8.05″ x 7.15″ Fabric: 14.05″ x 13.15″
46ct: Design: 7.00″ x 6.22″ Fabric: 13.00″ x 12.22″
56ct: Design: 5.75″ x 5.11″ Fabric: 11.75″ x 11.11″
The sampler is stitched entirely in cross stitch over two and can be stitched on linen or Aida. M.E is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and would make an ideal “starter” project for those wishing to explore samplers.
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.