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, spiral bound booklet to be posted
Rosa’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of eleven 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 is required with the exception of Soie d’Alger #2126 when working with two strands of silk on 14ct Aida/28ct linen. The design is suitable for needleworkers of all abilities. The stitches used are cross stitch over 2 threads.
Rosa stitched her sampler with wool thread on approximately 20ct Penelope canvas.
Soie 100.3 ~ Colour Description
072 ~ Turquoise ~ light
079 ~ Avocado green ~ medium
080 ~ Drab brown ~ very light
089 ~ Mahogany ~ light
148 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
325 ~ Avocado green ~ light
356 ~ Antique blue ~ medium
410 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark
434 ~ Violet ~ very dark
557 ~ Antique violet ~ medium
664 ~ Christmas red
Soie d’Alger ~ Colour Description
1735 ~ Antique blue ~ medium
2125 ~ Avocado green ~ light
2126 ~ Avocado green ~ medium
2543 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
3336 ~ Violet ~ very dark
3711 ~ Drab brown ~ very light
4612 ~ Mahogany ~ light
4636 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark
4624 ~ Christmas red
5114 ~ Antique violet ~ medium
5384 ~ Turquoise ~ light
DMC ~ Colour Description
321 ~ Christmas red
470 ~ Avocado green ~ light
550 ~ Violet ~ very dark
598 ~ Turquoise ~ light
613 ~ Drab brown ~ very light
931 ~ Antique blue ~ medium
937 ~ Avocado green ~ medium
3041 ~ Antique violet ~ medium
3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium
3776 ~ Mahogany ~ light
3802 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark
The design area is 126 stitches (w) x 170 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing. The model was stitched using 56ct Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to a lighter shade of Marbled Pointer from xJuDesigns.
The design is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, or linen. Rosa stitched her sampler with wool thread on approximately 20ct Penelope canvas. We recommend that you should use a count and fabric that you enjoy working with.
28ct: Design: 9.00″ x 12.14″ Fabric: 15.00″ x 18.14″
32ct: Design: 7.88″ x 10.63″ Fabric: 13.88″ x 16.63″
36ct: Design: 7.00″ x 9.44″ Fabric: 13.00″ x 15.44″
40ct: Design: 6.30″ x 8.50″ Fabric: 12.30″ x 14.50″
46ct: Design: 5.48″ x 7.39″ Fabric: 11.48″ x 13.39″
56ct: Design: 4.5″ x 6.07″ Fabric: 10.5″ x 12.07″
For PDF: 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your preferences.
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