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
We are pleased to present to you a charming Anglo-French red sampler stitched by Elizabeth Wood in Boulogne-sur-Mer and finished on “le 12 Novembre 1850”. On discovering this sampler we were totally charmed by her promise to “be always a good and obedient little girl”.
Elizabeth’s delightful sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread used have been listed below.
Soie 100.3 1 strand 46ct ~ 523 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 46ct ~ 2645 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 40ct ~ 2645 x 2
DMC 1 strand 40ct ~ 347 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 36ct ~ 2645 x 2
DMC 2 strands 36ct ~ 347 x 2
Soie d’Alger 2 strands 28ct ~ 2645 x 3
DMC 2 strands 28ct ~ 347 x 2
The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Old Sheep by xJuDesigns. The original sampler was stitched on an uneven weave linen of approx. 30/28ct with cotton thread. We recommend that you use a thread, fabric, and count that you enjoy working with.
The design area is 144 stitches (w) x 133 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
28ct linen: Design: 10.29″ x 9.50″ Fabric: 16.29″ x 15.50″
30ct linen: Design: 9.60″ x 8.87″ Fabric: 15.60″ x 14.87″
32ct linen: Design: 9.00″ x 8.31″ Fabric: 15.00″ x 14.31″
36ct linen: Design: 8.00″ x 7.39″ Fabric: 14.00″ x 13.39″
40ct linen: Design: 7.20″ x 6.65″ Fabric: 13.20″ x 12.65″
46ct linen: Design: 6.26″ x 5.78″ Fabric: 12.26″ x 11.78″
56ct linen: Design: 5.14″ x 4.75″ Fabric: 11.14″ x 10.75″
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 (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.