Ellen Barber 1895 ~ Reproduction Sampler

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

I have been looking for a “Home Sweet Home” sampler to stitch since the beginning of my needlework journey with samplers. Whilst I like the “motto” needleworks so popular with the Victorians, I wanted a traditional schoolgirl sampler to hang in my home. I was so excited when Ellen Barber became available to purchase.

Ellen stitched her sweet sampler with cotton thread on approx. 28ct linen. Her sampler has been reproduced using a palette of eleven colours from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required whether stitching on 28ct or 56ct linen. The sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen. The only stitch used is cross stitch over 2 threads of linen.

Thread Legend

Ellen’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of eleven colours from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required whether stitching on 28ct or 56ct linen.

Soie  100.3

039 ~ Apricot ~ medium

073 ~ Blue green ~ medium

226 ~ Tangerine ~ light

344 ~ Shell pink ~ very light

557 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

601 ~ Wedgwood ~ very dark

604 ~ Wedgwood ~ light

616 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

647 ~ Avocado green ~ light

689 ~ Rose ~ deep

702 ~ Mahogany ~ medium

Soie d’Alger

526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

913 ~ Apricot ~ medium

1444 ~ Wedgwood ~ light

1446 ~ Wedgwood ~ very dark

2125 ~ Avocado green ~ light

2546 ~ Tangerine ~ light

2942 ~ Shell pink ~ very light

2946 ~ Rose ~ deep

4545 ~ Mahogany ~ medium

5022 ~ Blue green ~ medium

5113 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

DMC

224 ~ Shell pink ~ very light

301 ~ Mahogany ~ medium

309 ~ Rose ~ deep

470 ~ Avocado green ~ light

503 ~ Blue green ~ medium

518 ~ Wedgwood ~ light

742 ~ Tangerine ~ light

829 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium

3340 ~ Apricot ~ medium

3842 ~ Wedgwood ~ very dark

Linen Sizes

Ellen stitched her sweet sampler with cotton thread on approx. 28ct linen.

The design area is 103 stitches (w) x 119 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing. The model was stitched on Zweigart-based linen overdyed to a shade of Marbled Pointer by xJuDesigns.

The sampler can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen, you should stitch Ellen on your preferred colour and count of linen.

14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 7.36″ x 8.50″ Fabric: 13.36″ x 14.50″

16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 6.44″ x 10.35″ Fabric: 12.44″ x 16.35″

18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 5.72″ x 6.61″ Fabric: 11.72″ x 12.61″

20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 5.15″ x 5.95″ Fabric: 11.15″ x 11.95″

46ct linen: Design: 4.48″ x 5.17″ Fabric: 10.48″ x 11.17″

56ct linen: Design: 3.68″ x 4.25″ Fabric: 9.68″ x 10.25″

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 - If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on info@astitchintime.net.au and we can discuss your preferences.  



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