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.
The sampler, designed and stitched by Nicola as a Valentine’s Day gift for her husband, has been inspired by samplers in her private collection. Nicola chose colours that are taken from her husband’s favourite shirt.
The sampler would also make a gorgeous wedding sampler, a sampler to commemorate a wedding anniversary or just to celebrate love.
Thy Love Divine has been stitched with a palette of nine 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 of each colour is required, with the exception of Soie d’Alger 4526 if stitching with 2 strands on 36ct or lower.
Nicola stitched her sampler on Weeks Dyeworks 56ct Zweigart-based linen in Confederate Grey. You should choose either linen, Linaida, or Aida in the count and colour that appeals to you.
Soie 100.3 / Soie d’Alger / DMC ~ Colour Description
002 / 5381 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ light
039 / 913 / 721 ~ Orange spice ~ medium
451 / 3045 / 3802 ~ Antique mauve ~ very dark
155 / 4222 / 437 ~ Tan ~ light
356 / 1434 / 931 ~ Antique blue ~ medium
376 / 4645 / 3722 ~ Shell pink ~ medium
492 / 4513 / 420 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ dark
519 / 4526 / 433 ~ Brown ~ medium
633 / 2645 / 22 ~ Alizarin
The design area is 120 stitches (w) x 211 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
28ct: Design: 8.57″ x 15.07″ Fabric: 14.57″ x 21.07″
30ct: Design: 8.00″ x 14.07″ Fabric: 14.00″ x 20.07″
32ct: Design: 7.50″ x 13.19″ Fabric: 13.50″ x 19.19″
36ct: Design: 6.67″ x 11.72″ Fabric: 12.67″ x 17.72″
40ct: Design: 6.00″ x 10.55″ Fabric: 12.00″ x 16.55″
46ct: Design: 5.22″ x 9.17″ Fabric: 11.22″ x 15.17″
56ct: Design: 4.29″ x 6.49″ Fabric: 10.29″ x 12.49″
52/62ct: Design: 4.62″ x 6.81″ Fabric: 10.62″ x 12.81″
62/52ct: Design: 3.87″ x 8.12″ Fabric: 9.87″ x 14.12″
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 and Legacy Linens. If you'd like to kit the design please contact me on email@example.com and we can discuss your preferences.
Stitch Count: 218 x 149 DMC Floss: 334, 349, 3826, 3345, 523, 21, 444...
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