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.
Hands Across the Sea Samplers tell us "On November 9th in the year 1832 Mary Lock finished this stunning sampler. Little did she know that, centuries later, adult needleworkers around the world would be admiring and copying her work. The sampler has no information about the young maker other than her name. Regrettably, we were unable to identify our Mary in family history records, as there were many Mary Locks in the time frame.
We may surmise that Mary came from a family that was financially comfortable. A girl from a poor family probably would have stitched her sampler with cotton or wool. Mary’s sampler was stitched with silks on finely woven linen. Silks were expensive, and the use of 18 different colours in Mary’s sampler suggests that her parents could provide their daughter with a “good” education."
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 eighteen-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 eighteen-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).
The design is suitable for intermediate and advanced needleworkers but is not beyond a determined beginner. The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads and satin stitch.
Stitch count is 278 W x 354 H.
Mary’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of eighteen colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie d’Alger. We have provided conversions for Soie 100.3 and DMC.
The model was stitched on 40 count Vintage Buttercream hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens. We have also suggested a few other counts in similar linen colours as alternate choices.
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Mary Lock 1832, a PDF Download from Hands Across The Sea Samplers