A beautiful border of lilies and carnations surrounds Mary’s sampler. Within is a large manor house framed on both sides by poplar and pine trees. Honey-coloured stone buildings are commonly seen in England in counties such as Gloucestershire and Yorkshire. A smug cat and an inquisitive dog stand guard along with two footmen holding candles. The sampler includes other lovely motifs, such as squirrels, butterflies and birds, such as owls, peacocks, ducks, as well as two apple trees, roses and lilies. Two angels who represent the Voice of God are contained along with the verse in a meandering rose bud cartouche.
Mary Lea finished her beautiful sampler when she was 11 years of age in 1793.
Mary’s sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks and the skein quantities calculated based on 1 strand on 36ct fabric. We have provided a DMC conversion based on 2 strands on 36ct fabric. The original sampler was stitched on linen closest in colour to DMC shade 613.
The design area is 373 stitches (w) x 445 stitches (h).
Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.
30ct – Design: 24.87″ x 29.67″ Fabric: 30.87″ x 35.67″
32ct – Design: 23.31″ x 27.81″ Fabric: 29.31″ x 33.81″
36ct – Design: 20.72″ x 24.72″ Fabric: 26.72″ x 30.72″
40ct – Design: 18.65″ x 22.25″ Fabric: 24.65″ x 28.25″
46ct – Design: 16.22″ x 19.35″ Fabric: 22.22″ x 25.35″
**Unless otherwise stated all fabric is sold in 1/2 yard increments. If you need a longer length, just order multiple units at checkout.
e.g. If you want 2 yards just select "4" in the quantity box.