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
At Hands Across the Sea Samplers we can never resist a small red sampler, and what a pretty one this one is. Our eyes were particularly drawn both to the bottom section with its unusual stitch formation and Edna’s middle name. The Russian name Verenia is an uncommon name in England and means faithful, loyal, and true.
Edna’s sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC.
Soie 100.3 46 to 56ct ~ 109 x
Soie d’Alger 36 to 46ct ~ 2936 x 1 and 28 to 32ct ~ 2936 x 3
DMC 40 to 46t ~ 815 x 1 and 28 to 36ct ~ 815 x 2
The model was stitched using Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Bowtruckle by Tabbycat Linen. The sampler is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, and linen and is worked entirely in cross stitch over 2 threads of linen. The design area is 159 stitches (w) x 112 stitches (h). Our calculations include a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
28ct linen: Design: 11.36″ x 8.00″ Fabric: 17.36″ x 14.00″
32ct linen: Design: 9.94″ x 7″.00 Fabric: 15.94″ x 13.00″
36ct linen: Design: 8.83″ x 6.22″ Fabric: 14.83″ x 12.22″
40ct linen: Design: 7.95″ x 5.60″ Fabric: 13.95″ x 11.60″
46ct linen: Design: 6.91″ x 4.87″ Fabric: 12.91″ x 10.87″
56ct linen: Design: 5.68″ x 4″ Fabric: 11.68″ x 10″
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 - If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on email@example.com and we can discuss your preferences.