This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of designs that are available only as a PDF download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
Ann worked her delightful sampler when she was just 8 years old. We suspect that Ann’s parents were not affluent, as her sampler was worked on a stiff, coarse linen. It is possible that Ann’s mother wove the linen using a handloom. Ann stitched her sampler with wool using a bright array of colours. She chose a distinctive palette which adds to the overall charm of her sampler.
There are 4 versions of the pdf. You will be able to download any or all of the following versions of the pdf and the graph:
Version 1 ~ A pdf with a four-page colour chart.
Version 2 ~ A pdf with a one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
Version 3 ~ A pdf with a four-page black and white symbol chart.
Version 4 ~ A pdf with a one-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
Ann’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of eighteen colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC.
Stitch count is 131 W x 147H.
Model was stitched on a 56 count hand dyed Zweigart based linen and stitched with silks. We have recommended stitching on Legacy Linen’s Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct, Corn Tassel in 37ct, Foxtail Millett in 45ct, or Sycamore Seedpod in 53/63ct. We have listed three thread choices including Soie 100/3, silks from Soie d'Alger and DMC Cotton floss.
Please check the boxes above to add the chart, linen and threads to your order.
Ann Morley, a PDF download from Hands Across the Sea Samplers