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Hope and Love ~ Clara and Maude Pickernell 1881 ~Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers (PDF)

Hope and Love ~ Clara and Maude Pickernell 1881 ~Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers (PDF)

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 Nicola has generously made this design available for download now via our store.  The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed copy.

It is with great pleasure and grateful thanks to Claudia Dutcher Kistler that I present to you the reproduction of Clara and Maude’s magnificent Bristol Orphanage sampler. Reproduced and stitched by Nicola.

Thread Legend

Clara and Maude’s stunning, monochrome sampler has been reproduced with Soie Surfine by Au Ver à Soie. We have provided some suggested shades of red in Soie Surfine, Soie 100.3, 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 Surfine: 2106, 2107, 2500, 2650 and 2681

Soie 100.3: 109, 664, and 779

Soie d’Alger: 943, 944, 2924, 2926, and 4624

DMC: 321 and 817

The model was stitched on 53/63ct Legacy Linen in Sycamore Seedpod. For alternative counts we would suggest Legacy Linen Foxtail Millet in 45ct, Legacy Linen Corn Tassel in 37ct and Legacy Linen Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct.

As only one colour is required, we have given floss usage in metres. A spool of Soie Surfine and Soie 100.3 is 50 metres, a skein of Soie d’Alger 35 metres, a hank of Soie d’Alger 315 metres, and a skein of DMC 48 metres.

2 Strands: 28ct 970 metres, 32ct 864 metres, 36ct 768 metres.

1 Strand: 36ct 384 metres, 40ct 346 metres, 46ct 298 metres, 56ct 250 metres, 53/63ct 240 metres.


The design area is 433 stitches (w) x 441 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing. If working on an uneven linen such as 53/63ct, we would recommend that you orientate your linen so that the higher count is on the horizontal for this particular sampler.

 28ct ~ Design: 30.93″ x 31.50″ Fabric: 36.93″ x 37.50″

32ct ~ Design: 27.06″ x 27.56″ Fabric: 33.06″ x 33.56″

36ct ~ Design: 24.06″ x 24.50″ Fabric: 30.06″ x 30.50″

40ct ~ Design: 21.65″ x 22.05″ Fabric: 27.65″ x 28.05″

46ct ~ Design: 18.83″ x 19.17″ Fabric: 24.83″ x 25.17″

56ct ~ Design: 15.46″ x 15.75″ Fabric: 21.46″ x 21.75″

63/53ct ~ Design: 13.75″ x 16.64″ Fabric: 19.75″ x 22.64″

Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours with the download attached and you can print it out yourself at home.  Please ensure your email is correct and you may need to check your junk/spam folder.

If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.  

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 and we can discuss your preferences.  

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