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Ruth Gibb 1882 ~ Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

Ruth Gibb 1882 ~ Reproduction Sampler Pattern by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

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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, spiral bound booklet to be posted

Thread Legend

Ruth’s sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Only one spool or skein is required when working on 36ct linen and higher. A lower count will require 2 skeins.

Soie 100.3 #335

Soie d’Alger #2646

DMC #3777

Linen Sizes

The model was stitched using Zweigart-based linen that was overdyed to the shade Marbled Khaki by xJuDesigns. The sampler is suitable for stitching on Aida, Linaida, and linen. We recommend that you use a thread, fabric, and count that you enjoy working with.

The design area is 145 stitches (w) x 105 stitches (h). Our calculations include a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct linen: Design: 10.36″ x 7.50″ Fabric: 16.36″ x 13.50″

30ct linen: Design: 9.67″ x 7.00″ Fabric: 15.67″ x 13.00″

32ct linen: Design: 9.06″ x 6.56″ Fabric: 15.06″ x 12.56″

36ct linen: Design: 8.06″ x 5.83″ Fabric: 14.06″ x 11.83″

40ct linen: Design: 7.25″ x 5.25″ Fabric: 13.25″ x 11.25″

46ct linen: Design: 6.30″ x 4.57″ Fabric: 12.30″ x 10.57″

56ct linen: Design: 5.18″ x 3.75″ Fabric: 11.18″ x 9.75″

52/62ct linen: Design: 5.58″ x 3.39″ Fabric: 11.58″ x 9.39″


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 allow an extra 24 hours if purchased over the weekend)  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 and we can discuss your preferences.  

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