Jane Bannister 1855

Jane’s beautiful Welsh sampler is a delight for the eye, the more you look at her the more you will see! With a wonderful palette of 32 colours Jane filled her sampler with traditional Welsh motifs contained within a stunning floral border. Roses, lilies and convolvulus in full bloom graciously sweep around this beautiful sampler.  Jane diligently stitched pretty vases of flowers such as Ragged Robins from the Lychnis family, and Auriculas in the Primula family, two sailings ships, birds and butterflies abound, and two beautiful bowls of fruit.

The moment we saw Jane’s cats we knew that Hands Across the Sea Samplers had to reproduce this sampler for ailurophiles to stitch. Cats appear in two scenes. To the bottom left a cat quietly watches two “merchs fach” (young girls) contemplate their day but it is at the bottom right where they really make their presence known.  Two very large silver tabbies are seen frolicking with a ball in the garden. For us they are the highlight of this wonderful sampler.

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 conversions for DMC based on 2 strands and Needlepoint Inc. based on 1 strand. The original sampler was stitched on Penelope canvas closest in colour to DMC shade 422 and measuring approximately 25” x 26.75”.

Soie d’Alger / DMC

F02 x 2 / 712 x 2 ~ Cream

111 x 1 / 775  x 1 ~ Baby blue ~ very light

163 x 1 / 823 x 1 ~ Navy blue ~ dark

525 x 2 / 831 x 2 ~ Golden olive ~ medium

943 x 1 / 321 x 1 ~ Christmas red

1026 x 2 / 498 x 2 ~ Christmas red ~ dark

1744 x 1 / 518  x 1 ~ Wedgewood ~ light

1812 x 2 / 504 x 2 ~ Blue green ~ very light

2223 x 1 / 733 x 1 ~  Olive green ~ medium

2242 x 1 / 3046 x 1 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

2522 x 2 / 677 x 2 ~ Old gold ~ very light

2535 x 1 / 728 x 1 ~ Golden yellow

S2578 x 1 / 3773 x 1 ~ Desert sand ~ medium

2641 x 1 / 353 x 1 ~ Peach

2642 x 1 / 352 x 1 ~ Coral ~ light

3421 x 1 / 3072 x 1 ~ Beaver grey ~ very light

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

3714 x 1 / 3364 x 1 ~ Pine green

3721 x 1 / 524 x 1 ~ Fern green ~ very light

3725 x 1 / 935 x 1 ~ Avocado green ~ dark

3734 x 2 / 3012 x 2  ~ Khaki green ~ medium

3812 x 1 / 422 x 1 ~ Hazel nut brown ~ light

3841 x 1 / 648 x 1 ~ Beaver grey ~ light

3844 x 1 / 646 x 1 ~ Beaver grey ~ dark

4141 x 1 / 3772 x 1 ~ Desert sand ~ very dark

4245 x 1 / 420 x 1 ~ Hazel nut brown ~ dark

4523 x 1 / 3064 x 1 ~ Desert sand

4921 x 1 / 3755 x 1 ~ Baby blue

5022 x 1 / 503 x 1 ~ Blue green ~ medium

5023 x 1 / 502 x 1 ~ Blue green

Blanc x 1 / White x 1 ~ White

Noir x 1 /  310 x 1 ~ Black

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 309 stitches (w) x 319 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct ~ Design: 22.07″ x 22.79″ Fabric: 28.07″ x 28.79″    

30ct ~ Design: 20.60″ x 21.27″ Fabric: 26.60″ x 27.27″

32ct ~ Design: 19.31″ x 19.94″ Fabric: 25.31″ x 25.94″   

 36ct ~ Design: 17.17″ x 17.72″ Fabric: 23.17″ x 23.72″

40ct ~ Design: 15.45″ x 15.95″ Fabric: 21.45″ x 21.95″    

46ct ~ Design: 13.43″ x 13.87″ Fabric: 19.43″ x 19.87″



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