Counted Cross Stitch Pattern, Ann Castle 1811, Reproduction Sampler, Antique Sampler, Primitive Decor, Hands Across the Sea, PATTERN ONLY


This is for the PATTERN ONLY.

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.

Linen Sizes

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″

Thread Legend

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

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