This miniature sampler is brought to you as part of a series of “Little Gems” that are available only as a .pdf download by Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
Nicola tells us: "Good things can come in small packages and often the things that have the most value or quality are small; the size of something does not always properly indicate its worth. "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.” ~ George Eliot
Mary Woodward is certainly the smallest sampler Hands Across the Sea Samplers have reproduced, yet she has oodles of appeal and all the elements, in miniature, of a school girl sampler."
A strawberry border undulates around an array of baskets filled with pretty flowers; butterflies and birds complete the charming scene. The motifs and colours Mary chose to stitch her sampler with work in harmony, recreating the froth of planting and rainbow of colours we see in a quintessential English cottage garden.
The four graphs included in the download include: Graph One - A four-page colour symbol graph for linen, Graph 2 - A four-page colour symbol graph for Aida, Graph 3 - A four-page black and white symbol graph for linen and Graph 4 - A four-page black and white symbol graph for Aida.
Stitch count is 105 W x 103 H.
This dainty sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 9 colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required.
Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen.
The model was stitched on Legacy Linen in Sycamore Seedpod. The linen on the original sampler is closest in colour to DMC shade 3866. When stitching on 56ct or 52/60ct, you may wish to substitute Soie 100.3 773 with Soie Surfine 2773.
The project has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and can be stitched on Aida or Linen.
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Mary Woodward 1820 ~ A Little Gem from Hands Across the Sea Samplers