This sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that were previously only available as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers but this design is also being released as a Printed Booklet at the same time. The project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability. Marie's sampler and can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
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 twelve-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 twelve-page black and white symbol chart.
The moment we first saw Marie Louise, we knew without a shadow of a doubt that she was “the one”. The sampler has a dignified grace and is the epitome of elegance.
Marie Louise’s sampler dates from the beginning of the 20th century and is a simple but beautiful example of what school children were expected to produce — work of a very high standard that taught them a skill which would be useful to them as adults, either in their home or to earn a living. Stitching alphabets prepared the young girls to monogram their household linen with their initials.
Whilst the sampler was acquired in England, we believe that the sampler was most probably stitched in France, Belgium, or Germany. Regrettably, we have been unable to find Marie Louise in family history records. We have been hampered by our lack of the Dutch, French, and German language. The surname of Piret is most commonly found in Belgium."
Stitch count is 266 W x 273 H.