Susanna Miilne 1843

Susanna finished her beautiful sampler on July 24, 1843 when she was ten years old. Queen Victoria had only been on the English throne for six years and married to Prince Albert for three.  Susanna was born in Faversham in 1834 to Joseph Millne, a school master, and his wife Mary. She was their second youngest of 11 children and went on to live to sixty nine years of age. 

Hops feature profusely in the meandering border of Susanna’s sampler together with vases of flowers and a large basket with an overblown rose and daffodil. Two cheeky larks sing proudly amongst the brambles.

 The original sampler was stitched with silks.  The  model  has been  stitched  with  Au  Ver  De  Soie  silks  on 40ct Lakeside Linen Buttercream and a DMC conversion has been provided (see photo). The stitch count is 277(w)  x 347(h).

 

Thread Legend

The sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger and the skein quantities calculated based on 1 strand on 36ct fabric. We have provided a conversion for DMC (based on 2 strands), and Needlepoint Inc. silks (based on 1 strand). The model was stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Meadow Rue using Needlepoint Inc. silks.

NPI / Soie d’Alger / DMC
754 x 2 / 4622 x 2 / 223 x 2 ~ Shell pink – light
993 x 1 / Noir x 1 / 310 x 1 ~ Black
901 x 1 / 3741 x 1 / 422 x 1 ~ Hazel nut brown – light
646 x 1 / 1846 x 1 / 500 x 1 ~ Blue green – very dark
643 x 2 / 1845 x 2 / 501 x 3 ~ Blue green – dark
663 x 2  /1844 x 2 / 502 x 2 ~ Blue green
954 x 1 / 4535 x 1 / 611 x 1 ~ Drab brown
902 x 1 / 4534 x 1 / 612 x 1 ~ Drab brown – light
187 x 1 / 4124 x 1 / 838 x 1 ~ Beige Brown – very dark
913 x 1 / 4246 x 1 / 869 x 1 ~ Hazel nut brown – very dark
529 x 1 / 206 x 1 / 924 x 1 ~ Grey green – very dark
154 x 1 / 2757 x 1 / 926 x 1 ~ Grey green – medium
152 x 1 / 2756 x 1 / 927 x 1 ~ Grey green – light
131 x 2 / F08 x 2 / 3047 x 2 ~ Yellow beige – light
342 x 1 / 3715 x 1 / 3052 x 1 ~ Green grey – medium

LINEN SIZES

The design area is 307 stitches (w) x 276 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

28ct – Design: 21.93″ x 19.71″ Fabric: 27.93″ x 25.71″
32ct – Design: 19.19″ x 17.25″ Fabric: 25.19″ x 23.25″
36ct – Design: 17.06″ x 15.33″ Fabric: 23.06″ x 21.33″
40ct – Design: 15.35″ x 13.80″ Fabric: 21.35″ x 19.80″



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