Annie Bayliss 1887 ~ Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store.  The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed, spiral bound booklet to be posted.

Thread Legend

Annie’s sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie Surfine, Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread used have been listed below.

On 56ct linen with 1 strand of Soie Surfine #2109 x 1

On 46ct to 56ct linen with 1 strand of Soie 100.3 #109 x 1

On 36ct to 46ct linen with 1 strand of Soie d’Alger #4624 x 1

On 28ct linen with 2 strands of Soie d’Alger #4624 x 3

On 40ct linen with 1 strand of DMC #498 x 1

On 28ct to 36ct linen with 2 strands of DMC #498 x 2

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using Legacy Linen’s Wayfarer’s Cloak in 38ct. We recommend that you use a thread, fabric, and a count that you enjoy working with. However, some linens to consider are Legacy Linen’s  Pecan Shortbread in 30ct, Woven Sedge in 45ct and Woodland Bower in 53/63ct

The design area is 79 stitches (w) x 111 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct linen: Design: 5.64″ x 7.93″ Fabric: 11.64″ x 13.93″

30ct linen: Design: 5.27″ x 7.40″ Fabric: 11.27″ x 13.40″

32ct linen: Design: 4.94″ x 6.94″ Fabric: 10.94″ x 12.94″

36ct linen: Design: 4.39″ x 6.17″ Fabric: 10.39″ x 12.17″

40ct linen: Design: 3.95″ x 5.55″ Fabric: 9.95″ x 11.55″

46ct linen: Design: 3.43″ x 4.83″ Fabric: 9.43″ x 10.83″

56ct linen: Design: 2.82″ x 3.96″ Fabric: 8.82″ x 9.96″

52/62ct linen: Design: 8.38″ x 5.84″ Fabric: 14.38″ x 11.84″

For PDF: Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home. (please allow an extra 24 hours if purchased over the weekend)  Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.

We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks and Legacy Linens.  If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on and we can discuss your preferences.  

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