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Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Ann Castle 1811. Ann stitched three verses on her sampler.
Under the heading “On Youth” she chose “Jesus permit they sacred name to stand ….” This verse is believed to have been composed by the hymn writer John Newton (best known for “Amazing Grace”) for his niece, but it is possible that it was composed by Isaac Watts for his niece.
For “Hope” she chose “From the beginning may the almighty powers blessing bestow in never ceasing showers….” This is taken from A New Guide to the English Tongue: In Five Parts by Thomas Dilworth. The Reverend Mr Thomas Dilworth was an English cleric and author. A New Guide to the English Tongue was a widely used schoolbook, both in Great Britain and America.
“Be faithful unto Death and I will give thee a Crown of Life” is taken from Revelation 2:10. The Christians from the church in Smyrna had been under a great persecution. Jesus spoke these words to comfort them. He knew they would be severely tested and would experience difficult times in their lives.
Was Ann tested? We shall never know the trials she faced in her short life. Her sampler stitched over 200 years ago when she was just twelve years old is all that remains to mark her short life.
The design area is 327 stitches (w) x 395 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.
The model was stitched on Weeks Dyeworks 46ct Zweigart-based linen in Parchment. This colour is available in various counts. You should use a count of linen that you will enjoy working on.
28ct: Design: 23.36″ x 28.21″ Fabric: 29.36″ x 34.21″
30ct: Design: 21.8″ x 26.33″ Fabric: 27.8″ x 32.33″
32ct: Design: 20.44″ x 24.69″ Fabric: 26.44″ x 30.69″
36ct: Design: 18.17″ x 21.94″ Fabric: 24.17″ x 27.94″
40ct: Design: 16.35″ x 19.75″ Fabric: 22.35″ x 25.75″
46ct: Design: 14.22″ x 17.17″ Fabric: 20.22″ x 23.17″
56ct: Design: 11.68″ x 14.11″ Fabric: 17.68″ x 20.11″
52/62ct: Design: 12.58″ x 13.17″ Fabric: 18.58″ x 19.17″
62/52ct: Design: 10.55″ x 15.19″ Fabric: 16.55″ x 21.19″
Ann’s sampler has been stitched with a palette of twenty colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie d’Alger. We have provided conversions for Soie 100.3 and DMC.
1 strand of Soie 100.3 on 46ct ~ Colour Description
031 Old gold ~ medium
072 Grey green ~ medium
129 Mocha brown ~ dark
135 Terracotta ~ light
148 Yellow beige ~ medium
197 Brown grey ~ medium
211 Tan ~ ultra very light
217 Mahogany ~ ultra very light
378 Green grey ~ dark
492 Old gold ~ very dark
517 Hazelnut brown ~ dark
550 Blue green ~ dark
562 Yellow beige ~ light
603 Beige grey ~ dark
616 Golden olive ~ dark
621 Blue green ~ light
644 Salmon ~ very dark
712 Grey green ~ light
718 Green grey
756 Blue green ~ very dark
1 strand of Soie d’Alger on 46ct ~ Colour Description
F10 Tan ~ ultra very light
F22 x 2 Yellow beige ~ light
1814 Blue green ~ light
2242 x 2 Yellow beige ~ medium
2633 Terracotta ~ light
2644 x 2 Salmon ~ very dark
2756 Grey green ~ light
3424 Brown grey ~ medium
3425 Blue green ~ dark
3426 Blue green ~ very dark
3714 x 2 Green grey
3716 Green grey ~ dark
3745 Golden olive ~ dark
3746 Mocha brown ~ dark
3814 Old gold ~ medium
3834 Beige grey ~ dark
4245 Old gold ~ very dark
4525 Hazelnut brown ~ dark
4541 Mahogany ~ ultra very light
5384 Grey green ~ medium
PLEASE NOTE: Patterns are NOT returnable to protect the copyright of the designer.
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