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Marie Louise Piret 1911 ~ A Little Gem PDF Download or PRINTED Booklet ~ Hands Across the Sea Sample

    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.

    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).

    Nicola tells us "We are delighted to present to you a Continental sampler, the first that Hands Across the Sea Samplers have reproduced. Whilst our field of expertise lies in the samplers of Great Britain, we have been anxiously waiting for some time for the “right” Continental sampler to add to our portfolio.

    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.

    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 Pecan Butter from Lakeside Linens and stitching with Soie 100.3. Marie Louise’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of five 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.

    Marie Louise Piret 1911 ~ A Little Gem PDF Download or PRINTED Booklet ~ Hands Across the Sea Sample

    Item# HATSMLP
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Marie Louise Piret 1911 Reproduction chart:
    36 count Pecan Butter hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 36" x 27" ~ $86.00
    DMC Cotton floss 10 skeins (2 strand on 36ct linen) ~ $12.50
    40 count Pecan Butter hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 36" x 27" ~ $89.00
    Soie d'Alger silk thread 7 skeins (1 strand on 40ct linen) ~ $52.50
    46 count Pecan Butter hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens 18" x 27" ~ $47.50
    Soie 100/3 Silk spools (1 strand on 46ct linen) ~ $29.75
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