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Mary G. Ramage ~ PDF Download OR Printed Booklet from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of New Releases that available as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers OR a Printed Spiral-bound booklet. Mary Ramage is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.

    Printed Booklet Version ~ Mary's booklet is presented to you in a new style for Hands Across the Sea Samplers ~ an A5 spiral bound booklet printed on heavy weight card stock/paper in a portrait orientation.

    PDF Download Version ~ There are 3 viewing versions included for you. 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 six-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 six-page black and white symbol chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).

    Mary G Ramage is a beautiful and very colourful sampler from the Scottish Borders. Mary was 12 years old when she stitched this sampler in 1891, mainly using cross stitch over 2 threads on approximately 24ct Penelope canvas. She has also included in her sampler a beautiful alphabet stitched using Algerian eyelets over 4 threads, carrying on the tradition of using repeated eyelet stitches to form the letters in an alphabet.

    Mary originally stitched her sampler using wool threads which have faded overtime, and some colours on the front of the sampler have changed and become muted and dull. The colour palette was therefore taken from the reverse of the sampler, as these were still so vibrant and fresh. Should Mary happen to gaze down on us while we are stitching, these are the colours she would recognise, and the finished sampler is how Mary intended it to be seen and a true reflection of her own choice of colours and how she used them together.

    The verse leads us to think that this may be a Temperance sampler and is taken from Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging and whoever is deceived by it is not wise.” Maybe she stitched this sampler at Sunday School.

    Stitch count is 191 W x 200 H.

    Model was stitched on a 56 count hand dyed Zweigart based linen which is not available to us. We have suggested a few different count choices in the Vintage Light Examplar linen from Lakeside Linens and stitching with Soie 100.3. Mary's sampler has been stitched with a palette of ten colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have also suggested a few choices threads.

    Please check the boxes above to add the chart in either the PDF format or the Printed Booklet, linen and threads to your order.

    Mary G. Ramage ~ PDF Download OR Printed Booklet from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HATSMGR
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Mary G Ramage chart:
    36 count Vintage Light Examplar hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 27" ~ $43.00
    DMC Cotton floss 10 skeins ~ $12.50
    40 count Vintage Light Examplar hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 27" ~ $46.00
    Soie d'Alger silk thread 10 skeins (1 strand on 40ct linen) ~ $75.00
    46 count Vintage Light Examplar hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 13.5" (2" allowance on all sides) ~ $25.00
    Soie 100/3 Silk 10 spools (1 strand on 46ct linen) ~ $59.50
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