Sally Stansfield 1841

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Hands Across the Sea Samplers are pleased to present to you “Sally Stansfield 1841” a very sweet school girl sampler. The moment Nicola saw this delightful sampler she knew that Sally, a friend who shares her passion for school girl samplers, would be thrilled to see her namesake reproduced.

 

 

Sally is an ideal companion piece for the very popular Mary Clayton.

 

In researching family history records we found three possible Sally Stansfields: Sally daughter of William and Grace who was christened on December 1st, 1833 at Cross Stone, Stansfield, Yorkshire; Sally daughter of George, a cotton twister, and Grace born in Stansfield in 1834; and Sally daughter of Henry, a weaver, and his wife Nancy Pickles born on June 26th 1834 in the small hamlet of Colden Water and baptised at Mount Zion General Baptist Chapel in Hepstonstall Slack, Yorkshire.

We grateful thanks to Jacqueline Morris who stitch the model of Sally. 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/tools” section.

 

 

 

Thread Legend

Sally’s sweet sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks and the skein quantities calculated based on 1 strand on 36ct fabric. We have provided conversions for DMC based on 2 strands on 36ct linen. The model was stitched on Weeks over-dyed Zweigart in the colour Straw using the mellowed colours found on the front of the original sampler today. The original sampler measures approximately 15 x 14 inches.

Soie d’Alger / DMC  ~ Colour Description

1423 x 1 ** / 336 x 1 ~ Navy blue

2925 x 2 / 816 x 2 ~ Garnet

2932  x 1 / 760 x 1 ~ Salmon

3416 x 1** / 3371x 1 ~ Black brown

3724 x 1 / 3011 x 1 ~ Khaki green – dark

3741 x 1 / 738 x 1 ~ Tan – very light

3745 x 1 / 830 x 1 ~ Golden olive – dark

3746 x 1 / 829 x 1 ~ Golden olive – very dark

3815 x 1 / 833 x 1 ~ Golden olive – light

3835 x 1 / 640 x 1 ~ Beige grey – very dark

 ** If stitching on 46ct or higher you may wish to substitute 100.3 no: 313 for 1423 to execute the Queen stitches and 100.3 no: 696 for 3416 for the verse which is cross stitch over 1 linen thread.

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 221 stitches (w) x 207 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 15.79″ x 14.79″ Fabric: 21.79″ x 20.79″  30ct: Design: 14.73″ x 13.80″ Fabric: 20.73″ x 19.80″

32ct: Design: 13.81″ x 12.94″ Fabric: 19.81″ x 18.94″  36ct: Design: 12.28″ x 11.50″ Fabric: 18.28″ x 17.50″

40ct: Design: 11.05″ x 10.35″ Fabric: 17.05″ x 16.35″  46ct: Design: 9.61″ x 9.00″ Fabric: 15.61″ x 15.00″

 

Stitch Guide

The sampler is stitched mainly in cross stitch over 2 linen threads with the verse being executed in cross stitch over 1 linen thread. There are a handful of long straight stitches and a row of Queen stitches. The sampler is suitable for beginners who are ready to add to their repertoire of stitches.

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Cross Stitch – is made up of 2 stitches worked over 1 or 2 threads. Make all your stitches cross in the same direction for a neat and uniform finish.

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Satin Stitch – run a straight stitch between each thread of fabric in the direction shown on the chart. Use 1 thread making repeated passes until the desired coverage is achieved.

 

  

Queen (Rococo) Stitch – Bring your needle up at 1 and go down at 2, come up at 3 and make a tacking stitch (over the stitch you just made and one fabric thread) by going down at 4.

Remember to lock your stitching by always pulling when the thread is on top of the fabric. You only need to give the thread a slight tug to lock it.

Bring your needle up at 5 and go down at 6, come up at 7, give a slight tug here. Make another tacking stitch by going down at 8.

Repeat the process twice. All the tacking stitches are just like steps 3 and 4 except they move over 1 fabric thread each time.

All the threads share the same openings at 1 and 2. Finish the stitch by bringing the needle up again in the same place, but again move over another fabric thread to tack this stitch.

 

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.