This charming sampler is brought to you as the third in a series of “Little Gems” that are available in this time of global crisis as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
You can choose to order the chart download and supplies from us or the chart from Hands Across the Sea Samplers' web site. We will email your pdf download as soon as your payment is received.
Nicola tells us: "This sampler makes us smile! It is so cheery with its splashes of red and abundance of flowers.
Sarah Spencer is a very common name in England so we were unable to research our Sarah. You will note the reversed “S” in Sarah. It is not unusual for young children to reverse letters when they read and write but Sarah stitched the letter correctly in her surname. She could have
simply got it wrong and did not take the time to correct her mistake. However, that does not tally with the neatness of her stitching and the diligence she showed in completing her sampler. We think it could be her way to record that although her name was spelt with an “S” it is
pronounced differently like a soft vibrated “Z”.
The sampler is stitched entirely in cross stitch over two and can be stitched on linen or Aida. STitch count is 197 W x 173 H.
Sarah is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and would make an ideal “starter” project for those wishing to explore sampler.
Sarah’s sweet sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 8 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 for 40ct and above. The suggested fabric is 40 count Vintage Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens is a nice combination with the silks charted.
you prefer to stitch with Soie d'Alger on a less fine count of linen, we will be doing a "floss toss" and choose either a 32 count Vintage Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linen or 37 count Corn Tassel Legacy Linen from Access. On 36ct and under two skeins of 3734/3011 is required. On 32ct and under two skeins for 3734/3011 and
945/816 is required.
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