Thy Love Divine, a Little Gem ~ pdf download

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“I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love”

 

This vibrant sampler is one of a series of “Little Gems” that are available as a .pdf download from Hands Across the Sea Samplers.

The sampler, designed and stitched by Nicola as a Valentine’s Day gift for her husband, has been inspired by samplers in her private collection. Nicola chose colours that are taken from her husband’s favourite shirt. The focus of the sampler is the sentiment:

 

Thy love divine that made me thine

Will keep me thine forever

Over the years and centuries, Valentine’s Day has been a religious celebration, an ancient ritual day, and a commercial holiday. All that change means that the meaning of Valentine’s Day is truly whatever you want it to be!

The sampler would also make a gorgeous wedding sampler, a sampler to commemorate a wedding anniversary or just to celebrate love.

The Love Divine - a Little Gem pdf download from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Nicola invited a friend, Kathy Born, to take her design and play with different colours and to add her own embellishments.

This is Kathy’s version. We look forward to seeing your version.

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads and rice stitch. Your version of Thy Love Divine should be whatever you want it to be, so that it reflects your taste and is “yours”. You can choose either linen, Linaida, or Aida in the count and colour that appeals to you.

Within this download you will receive:

Graph 1 ~ A six-page colour chart.

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

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

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

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.

Guest checkout ~ 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. You may find it easier to register as a user on our website as you will then be able to visit your account to download the .pdf directly to your PC.

 

 

Thread Legend

Thy Love Divine has been stitched with a palette of nine 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, with the exception of Soie d’Alger 4526 if stitching with 2 strands on 36ct or lower.

Nicola stitched her sampler on Weeks Dyeworks 56ct Zweigart-based linen in Confederate Grey. You should choose either linen, Linaida, or Aida in the count and colour that appeals to you.

Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description

002 / 5381 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ light

039 / 913 / 721 ~ Orange spice ~ medium

451 / 3045 / 3802 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

155 / 4222 / 437 ~ Tan ~ light

356 / 1434 / 931 ~ Antique blue ~ medium

376 / 4645 / 3722 ~ Shell pink ~ medium

492 / 4513 / 420 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark

519 / 4526 / 433 ~ Brown ~ medium

633 / 2645 / 22 ~ Alizarin

Linen Sizes

The design area is 120 stitches (w) x 211 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 8.57″ x 15.07″ Fabric: 14.57″ x 21.07″

30ct: Design: 8.00″ x 14.07″ Fabric: 14.00″ x 20.07″

32ct: Design: 7.50″ x 13.19″ Fabric: 13.50″ x 19.19″

36ct: Design: 6.67″ x 11.72″ Fabric: 12.67″ x 17.72″

40ct: Design: 6.00″ x 10.55″ Fabric: 12.00″ x 16.55″

46ct: Design: 5.22″ x 9.17″ Fabric: 11.22″ x 15.17″

56ct: Design: 4.29″ x 6.49″ Fabric: 10.29″ x 12.49″

52/62ct: Design: 4.62″ x 6.81″ Fabric: 10.62″ x 12.81″

62/52ct: Design: 3.87″ x 8.12″ Fabric: 9.87″ x 14.12″

Stitch Guide

The design is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads and rice stitch.

 

Cross stitch ~ When working cross stitch, the top stitch should always lie in the same direction for a neat and uniform finish.

 

Rice stitch ~ Consists of a cross stitch over four threads and then laying a diagonal backstitch over the four ends of the cross stitch in a counter-clockwise order.

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.

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