Eliza bell Cox 1832

There are two versions of the verse ‘Forget Me Not’. We have found Eliza’s version recorded in the Rural Repository a ‘semi-monthly entertaining and amusing journal’ which comprised of ‘original and popular tales, essays, biography, traveller, miscellaneous, summary, poetry etc.’ The verse is unattributed.

Eliza stitched her sampler using a palette of 39 colours. There has only been a slight mellowing of colour over time and Eliza’s flowers, particularly the heartsease dance merrily around the sampler.

The sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks and the skein quantities calculated based on 1 strand on 36ct fabric. We have provided a DMC conversion based on 2 strands on 36ct fabric. The model was stitched on 46ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Buttercream.

Soie d’Alger / DMC

5115 / 154 x 1  Grape ~ very light

2946 / 304  x 1  Christmas red ~ medium

4635 /315  x 1  Antique mauve ~ medium dark

2643 / 351 x 1  Coral

2645 / 355 x 1  Terracotta ~ dark

4614 / 356 x 1  Terracotta ~ medium

3826 / 420 x 2  Hazel nut brown ~ dark

4215 / 433 x 1  Brown ~ medium

1846 / 500 x 2**  Blue green ~ very dark

2144 / 580 x 1  Moss green ~ dark

2143 / 581 x 1  Moss green

3835 / 640 x 1  Beige grey ~ very dark

3834 / 642 x 1  Beige grey ~ dark

3833 / 644 x 1  Beige grey ~ medium

2543 / 676  x 1  Old gold ~ light

2542 / 677  x 1  Old gold ~ very light

4244 / 680 x 1  Old gold ~ dark

2212 / 734 x  1  Olive green ~ light

2914 / 760 x 1  Salmon

4642 / 778 x 1  Antique mauve ~ very light

4624 / 816 x 1  Garnet

525  / 831 x 1  Golden olive ~ medium

524 / 832 x 1  Golden olive

3846 / 844 x 1  Beaver grey ~ ultra dark

4246 / 869 x 1 Hazel nut brown ~ very dark

4131 / 898  x 1  Coffee brown ~ very dark

4625 / 902  x 1  Garnet ~ very dark

5384 / 926 x 1 Grey green ~ medium

5382 / 927 x 1  Grey green ~ light

1811 / 928 x 1  Grey green ~ very light

2216 / 935 x 1  Avocado green ~ dark

2136 / 986 x 1  Forest green ~ very dark

**  If stitching on 46ct or higher only 1 skein of 1846 is required and we would recommend using Au Ver A Soie 100/3 No: 329 for the bird’s eye, No: 671 for the centre of the bird’s eye and Eliza’s name and the date, No: 530 for the verse.

 

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 307 stitches (w) x 433 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

32ct – Design: 19.19″ x 27.06″ Fabric: 25.19″ x 33.06″

36ct – Design: 17.06″ x 24.06″ Fabric: 23.06″ x 30.06″

40ct – Design: 15.35″ x 21.65″ Fabric: 21.35″ x 27.65″

46ct – Design: 13.35″ x 18.83″ Fabric: 19.35″ x 24.83″

 



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