Mary’s sweet sampler is brought to you as the first in a series of “Little Gems” from Hands Across the Sea Samplers and is available as a .pdf download .
Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen with a palette of just 5 colours. The project has been rated as suitable for needle workers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida or linen.
The verse that Mary chose to stitch on her sampler “O Love the Lord and he will be a tender Father unto thee” is in itself a very tender prayer for the year 2020 when Mary’s sampler has been reproduced for you. We hope that as you stitch, the sampler will be a comfort to you in these troubled times.
There are four versions of the graph included within the download.
Version 1 ~ one-page black and white symbol graph.
Version 2 ~ four-page black and white symbol graph.
Version 3 ~ one-page colour graph.
Version 4 ~ four-page colour graph.
Upon completion of purchase you will instantly receive an email confirming your order and giving you a link to download the .pdf. It is important that you ensure the correct email address is given. If the email is not received into your in-box please check your spam folder
Mary’s sweet sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 5 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.
Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. We would recommend a fabric close in colour to DMC shades 842 and 3033. You may wish to consider Legacy Linen Wild Honey in 38ct and Honey Glaze in 30ct, or Zweigart Mocha and Lakeside Linen Vintage Pecan Butter in various counts.
Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description
029 / 2757 / 926 ~ Grey green ~ medium
108 / 3423 / 523 ~ Fern green ~ light
240 / 4223 / 3855 ~ Autumn gold ~ light
702 / 4545 / 301 ~ Mahogany ~ medium
2646 / 2926 / 221 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark
The design area is 119 stitches (w) x 133 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
28ct: Design: 8.50″ x 9.50″ Fabric: 14.50″ x 15.50″
30ct: Design: 7.93″ x 8.87″ Fabric: 13.93″ x 14.87″
32ct: Design: 7.44″ x 8.31″ Fabric: 13.44″ x 14.31″
36ct: Design: 6.61″ x 7.39″ Fabric: 12.61″ x 13.39″
40ct: Design: 5.95″ x 6.65″ Fabric: 11.95″ x 12.65″
46ct: Design: 5.17″ x 5.78″ Fabric: 11.17″ x 11.78″
56ct: Design: 4.25″ x 4.75″ Fabric: 10.25″ x 10.75″
Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. The project has been rated as suitable for needle workers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida 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.