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Mary Cornwall - Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Mary Cornwall - Reproduction Sampler Pattern 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, spiral bound booklet to be mailed.

In the year 1827 in the historic city of Edinburgh, Scotland, a young girl finished stitching a sampler. Today, we celebrate the life of Mary Cornwall through the reproduction of her sampler.

Thread Legend

Mary’s delightful monochrome sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for 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 100.3 on 46ct to 56ct linen with 1 strand of#523 x 1

Soie d’Alger on 46ct linen with 1 strand of #2916 x 1

Soie d’Alger on 36ct to 40ct linen with 1 strand of #2916 x 2

Soie d’Alger on 28ct to 32ct linen with 2 strands of #2916 x 3

DMC on 40ct linen with 1 strand of #347 x 1

DMC on 32ct to 36ct linen with 2 strands of #347 x 2

DMC on 28ct linen with 2 strands of #347 x 3

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Muddy Duck by Tabbycat Linen. The original sampler was stitch on approximately 25ct linen.

The design area is 102 stitches (w) x 167 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct linen: Design: 7.29″ x 11.93″ Fabric: 13.29″ x 17.93″

32ct linen: Design: 6.38″ x 10.44″ Fabric: 12.38″ x 16.44″

36ct linen: Design: 5.67″ x 9.28″ Fabric: 11.67″ x 15.28″

40ct linen: Design: 5.10″ x 8.35″ Fabric: 11.10″ x 14.35″

46ct linen: Design: 4.43″ x 7.26″ Fabric: 10.43″ x 13.26″

56ct linen: Design: 3.64″ x 5.96″ Fabric: 9.64″ x 11.96″ 

For the PDF - Once purchased you will receive an email within 24 hours (unless ordered over the weekend, in which case please allow an extra 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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