Elizabeth Furniss 1836

It has been a delight to reproduce this colourful and whimsical sampler which was stitched by Elizabeth Furniss in 1836 (during the reign of William IV) when she was 13 years of age.

There are several girls with this name born around 1823 and when the chart was released it was impossible to say with any certainty which Elizabeth was our stitcher. Subsequently further information has come to light and we are able confirm that “our” Elizabeth Furniss was from Sheffield, Yorkshire.

The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability and is worked entirely in cross-stitch over 2 threads, only the text and two small lambs are over 1 thread.

Thread Legend

AVAS              DMC            COLOUR
2946 x 1         326 x 1         Rose – very deep
2914 x 1         760 x 1          Salmon
F2 x 2             Ecru x 2       Ecru
2225 x 1         732 x 1          Olive green
1421 x 1          160 x 1          Grey blue – medium
3725 x 1          520 x 1         Fern green – dark
935 x 2           347 x 2         Salmon – very dark
4244 x 1         680 x 1         Old gold – dark
3435 x 1         838 x 1         Beige brown – very dark
944 x 1           321 x 1          Christmas red
4513 x 1         434 x 1          Brown – light
1846 x 1         500 x 1         Blue green – very dark
3833 x 2        371 x 2          Mustard
1723 x 1         597 x 1          Turquoise
1721 x 1         598 x 1          Turquoise – light
2643 x 1        350 x 1          Coral – medium
2931 x 1         152 x 1          Shell Pink – medium light
3715 x 2         3051 x 2       Green grey – dark
2912 x 1         3779 x 1        Terracotta – ultra light very
4525 x 1         167 x 1          Yellow beige – very dark
3733 x 2         3012 x 2       Khaki green – medium
Noir x 1          310 x 1          Black
1844 x 2         501 x 2          Blue green – dark
3812 x 1         422 x 1          Hazel nut brown – light
1814 x 1          3813 x 1        Blue green – light

LINEN SIZES

The model has been stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen in Vintage Sand Dune. The design area is 347 stitches (w) x 358 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

30ct – Design: 23.13″ x 23.87″ Fabric: 29.13″ x 29.87″
32ct – Design: 21.69″ x 22.38″ Fabric: 27.69″ x 28.38″
36ct – Design: 19.28″ x 19.89″ Fabric: 25.28″ x 25.89″
40ct – Design: 17.35″ x 17.9″ Fabric: 23.35″ x 23.9″



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