Jane Vaughan 1724

Hands Across the Sea Samplers are pleased to present to you an early 18th century band sampler that was featured in the 2016  exhibition: “Now  Whilst My Hands Are Thus Employed, Three Centuries of Historic Samplers” held at Witney Antiques in England.

Worked in the traditional long, narrow band form of the 17th century, with brightly coloured silks, the original sampler was stitched by Jane when she was just seven years old. This is a remarkable achievement for such a young girl. Every sampler that has survived through the centuries is a wonderful memorial to their young makers. They owe their survival to the past generations that have cherished them and handed them down into our care.

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 a DMC conversion based on 2 strands on 36ct fabric. The model was stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Examplar.

Soie d’Alger/DMC

2644 x 3/347 x 3 ~ Salmon – very dark

3833 x 1/372 x 1  ~ Mustard – light

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

5024 x 1/501 x 1  ~ Blue green – dark

3815 x 1/832 x 1 ~  Golden Olive

3733 x 2/733 x 2 ~ Olive green – medium

3812 x 2/738 x 2 ~ Tan – very light

2926 x 3/815 x 3 ~ Garnet – medium

3745 x 1/830 x 1 ~ Golden olive – dark

3435 x 1/839 x 1 ~ Beige brown – dark

4246 x 1/869 x 1 ~  Hazel nut brown – very dark

1814 x 1/927 x 1 ~ Grey green – light

1812 x 1/928 x ~ Grey green- very light

1745 x 1/931 x 1 ~ Antique blue – medium

3724 x 2 3363 x 2 ~ Pine green – medium

1746 x 2/3750 x 2 ~ Antique blue – very dark

1742 x 1/3753 x 1 ~ Antique blue – ultra very

 

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 168 stitches (w) x 680 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct – Design: 12″ x 48.57″ Fabric: 18″ x 54.57″

32ct – Design: 10.5″ x 42.5″ Fabric: 16.5″ x 48.5″

36ct – Design: 9.33″ x 37.78″ Fabric: 15.33″ x 43.78″

40ct – Design: 8.4″ x 34″ Fabric: 14.4″ x 40″



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