Matilda Swallow 1820 ~ Reproduction Sampler

Each year Hands Across the Sea Samplers publishes a sampler which we consider to be not only beautiful but outstandingly so and worthy to be crowned our Queen of the May. We are pleased to offer to you Matilda Swallow our Queen of the May for 2021

Available as a printed booklet or as a pdf download - pdf will be emailed to you within 24 hours. 

Thread Legend

Matilda’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of thirty-eight colours carefully matched to the colours found on the front of the sampler today. The model was stitched using Soie d’Alger from Au Ver a Soie. We have included below conversions for Soie 100.3 and DMC.

Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread have been listed below.

1 Strand of Soie 100.3 on 46ct Linen

022 ~ Golden olive

071 ~ Pewter ~ very light

076 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

077 ~ Raspberry ~ light

079 ~ Moss green ~ dark

080 ~ Beige grey ~ light

129 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

142 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

152 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

154 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

155 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

156 ~ Hazelnut brown

211 ~ Off white

252 ~ Mauve ~ medium

303 ~ Old gold ~ medium

309 ~ Grey green ~ very light

323 ~ Old gold ~ light

479 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

468 ~ Grey green ~ medium

486 ~ green ~ dark

494 ~ Salmon

524 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

525 ~ Copper

542 ~ Tan

572 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

584 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

588 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

607 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

616 ~ Olive ~ dark

634 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

681 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

705 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

712 ~ Grey green ~ light

740 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

756 ~ Black avocado green

779 ~ Coral ~ dark

Crème ~ Cream

Noir ~ Black

 1 Strand of Soie d’Alger on  46ct Linen

516 ~ Moss green ~ dark

524 ~ Golden olive

525 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

615 ~ Copper

935 ~ Coral ~ dark

1735 ~ Grey green ~ dark

1742 ~ Grey green ~ very light

2214 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

2243 ~ Old gold ~ medium

2541 ~ Off white

2621 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

2924 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

2931 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

2932 ~ Salmon

2943 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3011 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3024 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3026 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

3222 ~ Pewter ~ very light

3411 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

3433 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3435 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3711 ~ Beige grey ~ light

3725 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3726 ~ Black avocado green

3812 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

4113 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

4222 ~ Old gold ~ light

4234 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown

4235 ~ Tan

4241 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

4534 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

4645 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

Brut ~ Cream

Noir ~ Black

 1 Strand of Soie d’Alger on 40ct Linen

516 ~ Moss green ~ dark

524 x 2 ~ Golden olive

525 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

615 ~ Copper

935 ~ Coral ~ dark

1735 ~ Grey green ~ dark

1742 ~ Grey green ~ very light

2214 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

2243 ~ Old gold ~ medium

2541 ~ Off white

2621 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

2924 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

2931 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

2932 ~ Salmon

2943 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3011 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3024 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3026 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

3222 ~ Pewter ~ very light

3411 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

3433 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3435 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3711 ~ Beige grey ~ light

3725 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3726 ~ Black avocado green

3812 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

4113 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

4222 ~ Old gold ~ light

4234 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown

4235 ~ Tan

4241 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

4534 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

4645 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

Brut ~ Cream

Noir ~ Black

 1 Strand of Soie d’Alger on 36ct Linen

516 ~ Moss green ~ dark

524 x 2 ~ Golden olive

525 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

615 ~ Copper

935 ~ Coral ~ dark

1735 ~ Grey green ~ dark

1742 ~ Grey green ~ very light

2214 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

2243 ~ Old gold ~ medium

2541 ~ Off white

2621 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

2924 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

2931 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

2932 ~ Salmon

2943 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3011 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3024 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3026 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

3222 ~ Pewter ~ very light

3411 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

3433 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3435 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3711 ~ Beige grey ~ light

3725 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3726 ~ Black avocado green

3812 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

4113 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

4222 ~ Old gold ~ light

4234 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown

4235 ~ Tan

4241 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

4534 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

4645 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

Brut ~ Cream

Noir ~ Black

 2 Strands of Soie d’Alger on 28ct Linen

516 ~ Moss green ~ dark

524 x 3 ~ Golden olive

525 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

526 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

615 x 2 ~ Copper

935 x 2 ~ Coral ~ dark

1735 ~ Grey green ~ dark

1742 ~ Grey green ~ very light

2214 x 3 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

2243 ~ Old gold ~ medium

2541 ~ Off white

2621 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

2756 x 2~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

2924 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

2931 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

2932 ~ Salmon

2943 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3011 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3024 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3026 x 2~ Raspberry ~ very dark

3222 ~ Pewter ~ very light

3411 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

3433 x 2 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3435 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3711 ~ Beige grey ~ light

3725 x 2 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3726 x 2 ~ Black avocado green

3812 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

4113 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

4222 ~ Old gold ~ light

4234 x 3 ~ Hazelnut brown

4235 ~ Tan

4241 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

4534 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

4645 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

Brut ~ Cream

Noir x 2 ~ Black

 2 Strands of DMC on 36ct Linen

151 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

168 ~ Pewter ~ very light

310 ~ Black

347 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

349 ~ Coral ~ dark

422 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

436 ~ Tan

580 ~ Moss green ~ dark

644 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

676 ~ Old gold ~ light

712 ~ Cream

729 ~ Old gold ~ medium

730 x 2 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

739 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

746 ~ Off white

760 ~ Salmon

777 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

822 ~ Beige grey ~ light

829 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

830 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

832 x 2 ~ Golden olive

840 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

921 ~ Copper

926 ~ Grey green ~ medium

927 x 2 ~ Grey green ~ light

928 ~ Grey green ~ very light

934 x 2 ~ Black avocado green

936 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3031 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3354 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3768 ~ Grey green ~ dark

3802 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

3803 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3827 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

3833 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3863 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3864 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

3828 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown

 2 Strands of DMC on 28ct Linen

151 ~ Dusty rose ~ ultra light

168 ~ Pewter ~ very light

310 ~ Black

347 ~ Salmon ~ very dark

349 ~ Coral ~ dark

422 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ light

436 ~ Tan

580 ~ Moss green ~ dark

644 ~ Beige grey ~ medium

676 ~ Old gold ~ light

712 ~ Cream

729 ~ Old gold ~ medium

730 x 2 ~ Olive green ~ very dark

739 ~ Tan ~ ultra very light

746 ~ Off white

760 ~ Salmon

777 x 2 ~ Raspberry ~ very dark

822 ~ Beige grey ~ light

829 ~ Golden olive ~ very dark

830 ~ Golden Olive ~ dark

832 x 2 ~ Golden olive

840 ~ Beige brown ~ medium

921 ~ Copper

926 ~ Grey green ~ medium

927 x 2 ~ Grey green ~ light

928 ~ Grey green ~ very light

934 x 2 ~ Black avocado green

936 ~ Avocado green ~ very dark

3031 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3768 ~ Grey green ~ dark

3802 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark

3827 ~ Golden brown ~ pale

3803 ~ Mauve ~ medium

3354 ~ Dusty rose ~ light

3828 x 2 ~ Hazelnut brown

3833 ~ Raspberry ~ light

3863 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

3864 ~ Mocha beige ~ light

Linen Sizes

The design area is 364 stitches (w) x 422 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing. We recommend that you use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.

Our suggested linens for Matilda’s sampler are Legacy Linen’s Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct, Corn Tassel in 37ct, Foxtail Millett in 45ct, or Sycamore Seedpod in 53/63ct.

28ct linen: Design: 26.00″ x 30.14″ Fabric: 32.00″ x 36.14″

30ct linen: Design: 24.27″ x 28.13″ Fabric: 30.27″ x 34.13″

32ct linen: Design: 22.75″ x 26.38″ Fabric: 28.75″ x 32.38″

36ct linen: Design: 20.22″ x 23.44″ Fabric: 26.22″ x 29.44″

40ct linen: Design: 18.20″ x 21.10″ Fabric: 24.20″ x 27.10″

46ct linen: Design: 15.83″ x 18.35″ Fabric: 21.83″ x 24.35″

56ct linen: Design: 13.00″ x 15.07″ Fabric: 19.00″ x 21.07″

62/52ct linen: Design: 11.74″ x 16.23″ Fabric: 17.74″ x 22.23″

If you'd like to kit up this project with chart, linen and threads required please contact me at the shop on info@astitchintime.net.au to discuss preferences. 



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