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Márta Kauser and Maggie Burridge ~ Reproduction Sampler Patterns by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Márta Kauser and Maggie Burridge ~ Reproduction Sampler Patterns by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

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

Márta’s sampler was stitched in Budapest, Hungary in 1905 and Maggie’s in Pretoria, South Africa in 1900. Whilst the girls lived some 7,447 miles apart, they both stitched a primer sampler as part of their education.

Thread Legend

Both Márta and Maggie’s monochrome samplers were reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie, and we have included below conversions for Soie d’Alger (SDA) and DMC. 

Márta’s sampler

Soie 100.3 ~ 664 

Soie d’Alger ~2924  (x 3 skeins for 28 -32 count)

DMC ~ 304 (x 2 skeins for 28-36 count)          

Maggie’s sampler 

Soie 100.3 ~ 664 

Soie D'alger ~ 2924 (x 2 skeins for 28-36 count)

DMC ~ 304

Linen Sizes

Márta and Maggie's can be worked on Aida or linen. The suggested linens for both samplers are Maple Bar by Cedar River Linen for a “clean” look or Dirty Tea Cup by Needle and Flax Linen for an “aged” look.

Our calculations have included a 3" margin for finishing and framing.

Márta’s sampler The design area is 104 stitches (w) x 156 stitches (h).

28ct: Design: 7.43" x 11.14" Fabric: 13.43" x 17.14"

32ct: Design: 6.50" x 9.75" Fabric: 12.50" x 15.75"

36ct: Design: 5.78" x 8.67" Fabric: 11.78" x 14.67"

40ct: Design: 5.20" x 7.80" Fabric: 11.20" x 13.80"

46ct: Design: 4.52" x 6.78" Fabric: 10.52" x 12.78"

56ct: Design: 3.71" x 5.57" Fabric: 9.71" x 11.57" 

Maggie’s sampler The design area is 95 stitches (w) x 91 stitches (h).

28ct: Design: 6.79" x 6.50" Fabric: 12.79" x 12.50"

32ct: Design: 5.94" x 5.69" Fabric: 11.94" x 11.69"

36ct: Design: 5.28" x 5.06" Fabric: 11.28" x 11.06"

40ct: Design: 4.75" x 4.55" Fabric: 10.75" x 10.55"

46ct: Design: 4.13" x 3.96" Fabric: 10.13" x 9.96"

56ct: Design: 3.39" x 3.25" Fabric: 9.39" x 9.25"  

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 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 and we can discuss your preferences.  

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