Minnie Standlake 1897 ~ a Little Gem Reproduction Sampler (PDF)

 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. 

Thread Legend

Minnie’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of two colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. 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.

 One strand of Soie 100.3 on 40 – 46ct linen

107 Christmas red

703 Antique blue ~ dark

 One strand of Soie d’Alger on 40 – 46ct linen, and 20ct Aida

944 Christmas red

1746 Antique blue ~ dark

 One strand of Soie d’Alger on 36ct linen and 18ct Aida

944 x 2 Christmas red

1746 Antique blue ~ dark

 2 strands of Soie d’Alger on 28ct linen and 14ct Aida

933 x 3 Christmas red

1746 Antique blue ~ dark

 1 Strand of DMC on 40ct linen and 20 Aida

321 Christmas red

930 Antique blue ~ dark

 2 strands of DMC on 28 – 36ct linen and 14 – 18ct Aida

321 x 2 Christmas red

930 Antique blue ~ dark

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Old Sheep from xJuDesigns. We would also recommend using Legacy Linen’s Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct, Corn Tassel in 37ct, Foxtail Millett in 45ct, or Sycamore Seedpod in 53/63ct. The sampler can be stitched on Aida, Linaida, or linen, you should use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.

The design area is 129 stitches (w) x 166 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

14ct Aida / 28ct linen: Design: 9.21″ x 11.86″ Fabric: 15.21″ x 17.86″

30ct linen: Design: 8.60″ x 11.07″ Fabric: 14.60″ x 17.07″

16ct Aida / 32ct linen: Design: 8.06″ x 10.38″ Fabric: 14.06″ x 16.38″

18ct Aida / 36ct linen: Design: 7.17″ x 9.22″ Fabric: 13.17″ x 15.22″

20ct Aida / 40ct linen: Design: 6.45″ x 8.30″ Fabric: 12.45″ x 14.30″

46ct linen: Design: 5.61″ x 7.22″ Fabric: 11.61″ x 13.22″

56ct linen: Design: 4.61″ x 5.93″ Fabric: 10.61″ x 11.93″

62/52ct linen: Design: 4.16″ x 6.38″ Fabric: 10.16″ x 12.38″

 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 (building stock levels) 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, including pre-ordering threads.



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