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 copy.
The project has been stitched using cross stitch over two threads and is rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.
The reproduction of Eleanor’s sampler can be stitched on linen and the adaptation can be stitched either on Aida, Linaida, or linen.
Eleanor’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of seven 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 is required whether working on 28ct linen / 14ct Aida through to 56ct linen. Please note that only 10 stitches are worked in 222/3045/917.
Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description
077 / 2943 / 962 ~ Dusty rose ~ medium
079 / 5382 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ light
222 / 3045 / 917 ~ Plum ~ medium
491 / 2135 / 3345 ~ Hunter green ~ dark
542 / 3826 / 435 ~ Brown ~ very light
557 / 5113 / 3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium
684 / 923 / 350 ~ Coral ~ medium
779 / 943 / 321 ~ Christmas red
The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Aged Paper from Foxglove and Lace Linens (contact via Instagram). The sampler can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen, and we recommend that you use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.
The design area is 129 stitches (w) x 165 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 9.21″ x 11.79″ Fabric: 15.21″ x 17.79″
30ct linen: Design: 8.60″ x 11.00″ Fabric: 14.60″ x 17.00″
16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 8.06″ x 10.31″ Fabric: 14.06″ x 16.31″
18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 7.17″ x 9.17″ Fabric: 13.17″ x 15.17″
20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 6.45″ x 8.25″ Fabric: 12.45″ x 14.25″
46ct linen: Design: 5.61″ x 7.17″ Fabric: 11.61″ x 13.17″
56ct linen: Design: 4.61″ x 5.89″ Fabric: 10.61″ x 11.89″
62/52ct linen: Design: 4.16″ x 6.35″ Fabric: 10.16″ x 12.35″
Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home. Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.
If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.
We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks (building stock levels) and Legacy Linens. If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your preferences, including pre-ordering threads.
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