Jenefer Gilbert 1818

Jenefer Gilbert was born in the parish of Lanreath, in South-east Cornwall, a short distance from the beautiful coast line and picturesque fishing ports of Fowey, Polperro and Looe. The parish, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book is, even today, almost entirely rural and consists of scattered farms, one hamlet, Bocadda, and the small village of Lanreath. Jenefer was the oldest of 6 children born to Richard and Grace Gilbert. She was christened on 22 July 1806. Her family were farmers and had three farms, Trecan, Higher Brazemoor and Ven.  Jenefer never married or had children, sadly dying when only twenty-five in 1830. Jenefer finished her sampler in April 1818 when she was twelve.

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 Sand Dune.

 Soie d’Alger /  DMC

4622 x 1 / 223 x 1 ~ Shell pink – light

Noir x 1 / 310 x 1 ~ Black

F23 for the UK or 4533 for the US x 2 / 613 x 2 ~ Drab brown – very light

4245 x 1 / 680 x 1 ~ Old gold – dark

F18 x 1 / 738 x 1 ~ Tan – very light

3745 x 2 / 830 x 2 ~ Golden olive – dark

2757 x 1 / 926 x 1 ~ Grey green – medium

2216 x 1 / 934 x 1  ~ Black avocado green

4634 x 1 / 3726 x 1 ~ Antique mauve – dark

 

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 229 stitches (w) x 333 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct – Design: 16.36″ x 23.79″ Fabric: 22.36″ x 29.79″

32ct – Design: 14.31″ x 20.81″ Fabric: 20.31″ x 26.81″

36ct – Design: 12.72″ x 18.5″ Fabric: 18.72″ x 24.5″

40ct – Design: 11.45″ x 16.65″ Fabric: 17.45″ x 22.65″



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