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Mary Stead 1824 - Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers (PDF)

Mary Stead 1824 - Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers (PDF)

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Nicola has generously made these gorgeous Little Gems available for download now via our store.  The PDF will be emailed to you within 24 hours or you can choose a printed copy.

Mary stitched her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen with a palette of just 5 colours. The project has been rated as suitable for needle workers of all levels of ability and can be stitched either on Aida or linen.  We would recommend a fabric close in colour to DMC shades 842 and 3033.


The design area is 119 stitches (w) x 133 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct: Design: 8.50″ x 9.50″ Fabric: 14.50″ x 15.50″

30ct: Design: 7.93″ x 8.87″ Fabric: 13.93″ x 14.87″

32ct: Design: 7.44″ x 8.31″ Fabric: 13.44″ x 14.31″

36ct: Design: 6.61″ x 7.39″ Fabric: 12.61″ x 13.39″

40ct: Design: 5.95″ x 6.65″ Fabric: 11.95″ x 12.65″

46ct: Design: 5.17″ x 5.78″ Fabric: 11.17″ x 11.78″

56ct: Design: 4.25″ x 4.75″ Fabric: 10.25″ x 10.75″


Soie 100.3 Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description

 029 / 2757 /  926 ~ Grey green ~ medium

108 / 3423 / 523 ~ Fern green ~ light

240 / 4223 / 3855 ~ Autumn gold ~ light

702 / 4545 /  301 ~ Mahogany ~ medium

2646  /  2926 /  221 ~ Shell pink ~ very dark

The verse that Mary chose to stitch on her sampler “O Love the Lord and he will be a tender Father unto thee”  is in itself a very tender prayer for the year 2020 when Mary’s sampler has been reproduced for you. We hope that as you stitch, the sampler will be a comfort to you in these troubled times.


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. 

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 and we can discuss your preferences.  

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