Eliza Skelton 1820 ~ Reproduction Sampler

Eliza was born on 18 May, 1807 in the village of Heslington close to the city of York in Northern England. She was christened the next day. Her Father was the village School Master and the Parish clerk. At the age of 12 Eliza recorded that her sampler was “wrought with the help of her mother at Heslington School” so we can presume that her mother taught the young girls needlework.

Thread Legend

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 40ct Lakeside Linen in Autumn Gold.

Eliza’s sampler has been rated as being suitable for a confident beginner. The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads.

Soie d’Alger / DMC

3222 *  / 168  * ~ Pewter – very light              *one long strand

Noir x 1 / 310 x 1 ~ Black

3734 x 1 / 370 x 1 ~ Mustard – medium

4214 x 1 / 400 x 1 ~ Mahogany – dark

4513 x 1 /436 x 1 ~ Tan

3822 x 1 / 676 x 1 ~ Old gold – light

2522 x 1 / 677 x 1 ~ Old gold – very light

3814 x 1 / 729 x 1 ~ Old gold – medium

F20 x 2 / 739 x 2 ~ Tan – ultra very light

4622 x 1 / 760 x 1 ~ Salmon

3026 x 1 / 777 x 1 ~ Raspberry – very dark

4236 x 1 / 780 x 1 ~ Topaz – ultra very dark

2925 x 1 / 816 x 1  ~ Garnet

526 x 1 / 829 x 1 ~ Golden olive – very dark

525 x 1  / 830 x 1 ~ Golden olive – dark

524 x 1 / 833 x 1  ~ Golden olive – light

2211 x 1 / 834 x 1 ~ Golden olive – very light

3432 x 1 / 842 x 1 ~ Beige brown – very light

2146 x 2 / 3011 x 2 ~ Khaki green – dark

3713 x 1 / 3013 x 1 ~ Khaki green – light

3023 x 1 / 3687 x 1 ~ Mauve

1712 x 1 / 3752 x 1 ~ Antique blue – very light

111 x 1 / 3753 x 1 ~ Antique blue – ultra very

1745 x 1 / 3768 x 1 ~ Grey green – dark

4111 x 1 / 3770 x 1 ~ Tawny – very light

4614 x 2 / 3772 x 2 ~ Desert sand – very light

131 x 1  / 3811 x 1 ~ Turquoise – very light

F02 x 1 / Ecru x 1  ~ Ecru

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 281 stitches (w) x 281 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct – Design: 20.07″ x 20.07″ Fabric: 26.07″ x 26.07″

32ct – Design: 17.56″ x 17.56″ Fabric: 23.56″ x 23.56″

36ct – Design: 15.61″ x 15.61″ Fabric: 21.61″ x 21.61″

40ct – Design: 14.05″ x 14.05″ Fabric: 20.05″ x 20.05″



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