Mary Eliza McMillan 1869 - A Little Gem by HATS

Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store.  

Mary Eliza McMillan has been in Nicola’s private collection for some time and has been whispering in her ear to be reproduced. Now, as we hunker down in isolation and time has lost any meaning, it seemed the right moment to do so.

 

Following in the footsteps of those young girls (and boys) from centuries past, Nicola added an extra 12 rows to the reproduction, so that she could record a moment in time in her needlework. Therefore, there are two different versions of Mary Eliza McMillan, the true reproduction and Nicola’s adaptation.

The sampler is stitched entirely in cross stitch over two and can be stitched on linen or Aida. Mary is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and would make an ideal “starter” project for those wishing to explore samplers.

Mary’s playful sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 14 colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein of each colour is required for 30ct and higher. However, if you are stitching the sampler on 28ct and lower two skeins of 523/370 will be needed.

Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen. The project can be stitched either on Aida or linen. We would recommend a fabric close in colour to DMC shades 842 and 3033

LINEN SIZES

For the adaptation the design area is 233 stitches (w) x 142 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 16.64″ x 10.14″ Fabric: 22.64″ x 16.14″

30ct: Design: 15.53″ x 9.47″ Fabric: 21.53″ x 15.47″

32ct: Design: 14.56″ x 8.88″ Fabric: 20.56″ x 14.88″

36ct: Design: 12.94″ x 7.89″ Fabric: 18.94″ x 13.89″

40ct: Design: 11.65″ x 7.10″ Fabric: 17.65″ x 13.10″

46ct: Design: 10.13″ x 6.17″ Fabric: 16.13″ x 12.17″

56ct: Design: 8.32″ x 5.07″ Fabric: 14.32″ x 11.07″

 For the reproduction the design area is 233 stitches (w) x 130 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 16.64″ x 9.29″ Fabric: 22.64″ x 15.29″

30ct: Design: 15.53″ x 8.67″ Fabric: 21.53″ x 14.67″

32ct: Design: 14.56″ x 8.13″ Fabric: 20.56″ x 14.13″

36ct: Design: 12.94″ x 7.22″ Fabric: 18.94″ x 13.22″

40ct: Design: 11.65″ x 6.50″ Fabric: 17.65″ x 12.50″

46ct: Design: 10.13″ x 5.65″ Fabric: 16.13″ x 11.65″

56ct: Design: 8.32″ x 4.64″ Fabric: 14.32″ x 10.64″

56ct: Design: 7.04″ x 6.18″ Fabric: 13.04″ x 12.18″

THREAD LEGEND

Soie 100.3        Soie d’Alger    DMC          Colour Description

 022                      523                        370              Mustard ~ medium

029                      2757                       926              Grey green ~ medium

093                      4611                        3064           Desert sand

115                        3414                       451              Shell grey ~ dark

124                        4633                      316              Antique mauve ~ medium

149                        4224                      3821           Straw

197                        3423                       522            Fern green

199                        2143                       733             Olive green ~ medium

224                        3822                      738            Tan ~ very light

523                        4623                      3831          Raspberry ~ dark

561                         3343                      648           Beaver grey ~ light

647                        2125                       580           Moss green ~ dark

702                        4545                      434           Brown ~ light

773                         3445                      3799        Pewter grey ~ very dark

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.

If you don't have access to a printer or would prefer a printed copy sent to you that option is available also.  Please choose Printed Copy and I'll print it on quality 120 gsm paper. 

We stock the Au Ver a Soie 100.3 & D'alger silks and Legacy Linens.  If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on info@astitchintime.net.au and we can discuss your preferences.  



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