This sampler is one of a
series of “Little Gems” that are available as a .pdf download from Hands
Across the Sea Samplers.
Amelia Jane’s sampler stitched when she was 10 years old is such a cheery example of a child’s needlework. The use of only two colours, and such Christmassy colours, adds so much to its charm.
The date caught our eye, as February 20 is Nicola’s birthday, and it was our original intention to release the sampler on that date in 2021. However, due to the response to shared photographs of the model being stitched and its Christmas colours, we are releasing the sampler in time for Christmas 2020. After such a dire year, we all need cheering up!
Amelia Jane stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
Included in the pdf download are four graphs.
Graph 1 ~ A nine-page colour block and symbol graph.
Graph 2 ~ A one-page colour block and symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.
Graph 3 ~ A nine-page black and white symbol graph.
Graph 4 ~ A one-page black and white symbol graph intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, or PC.
The original sampler was stitched on 28ct linen with wool. If you wish to stitch your sampler on 28ct linen with wool we would recommend Au Ver a Soie’s range of fine d’Aubusson. Call us for assistance with this choice.