Counted Cross Stitch Pattern, Mary Snow, Reproduction Sampler, Floral Motifs, Antique Reproduction, Hands Across the Sea, PATTERN ONLY

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This is for the PATTERN ONLY.

Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Mary Snow. Mary stitched her delightful sampler with cross stitch over two threads of linen and four-sided stitch. The sampler is suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability and can be stitched on Aida, Linaida or linen.

What a shame that Mary did not record the year she finished her sampler and other information such as a date or location. The samplers stitched by Stuart, Georgian, and Victorian schoolgirls can provide us with a window through which we can catch glimpses of their lives. Recreating their work is a time when we can remember the forgotten women.

So often women disappear into history, their lives unrecorded. Yet in the face of enormous challenges, numerous women have fought their way to the fore and flourished. There are so many women overlooked who defied the norm, excelled, and made lasting impacts on those around them and beyond. Did Mary grow up to be such a woman? Sadly, we will never know.

Mary’s sampler was most probably stitched sometime during the long reign of Queen Victoria between the ages of 8 and 12. She used 20ct Penelope canvas and wool to execute her sampler. The vibrant colours she chose have only mellowed slightly, and it is the colours from the front of the sampler today that we have used in our reproduction.

Mary was industrious with her needle, covering her fabric with a multitude of charming motifs. Her sampler reminds us of Christmas with its rich greens and reds.

Two swans catch the eye. White swans symbolise light, grace, beauty, love, and purity. The swan is an emblem of feminine beauty and softness. Fairy tales feature swans as emblems of devotion, loyalty, and monogamy; this comes from the fact that the swan mates once in a lifetime.

Other motifs include a farmer and his wife, two cottages, towering fir trees, owls, stags, rampant lions, goats, dogs, shrubs and plants, and a pair of parrots. All contained within a border of rose campions.

Linen Sizes
The model was stitched on Zweigart-based linen overdyed to the shade “Old Sheep” by xJuDesigns. The sampler can be stitched on Aida, Linaida or linen. We recommend that you stitch Mary on your preferred colour, fabric, and count of fabric.

The design area is 210 stitches (w) x 167 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

28ct linen: Design: 15.00″ x 11.93″ Fabric: 21.00″ x 17.93″

32ct linen: Design: 13.13″ x 10.44″ Fabric: 19.13″ x 16.44″

36ct linen: Design: 11.67″ x 9.28″ Fabric: 17.67″ x 15.28″

40ct linen: Design: 10.50″ x 8.35″ Fabric: 16.50″ x 14.35″

46ct linen: Design: 9.13″ x 7.26″ Fabric: 15.13″ x 13.26″

56ct linen: Design: 7.5″ x 5.96″ Fabric: 13.5″ x 11.96″

Thread Legend
The sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC.

1 strand of Soie 100.3 on 46ct linen

004 ~ Grey green ~ light

029 ~ Grey green ~ medium

031 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

048 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

050 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

080 ~ Cream

135 ~ Terracotta ~ medium

549 ~ green ~ very dark

597 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

621 ~ Blue green ~ light

664 ~ Christmas red

756 ~ Blue green ~ dark



1 strand of Soie d’Alger on 46ct linen

945 ~ Christmas red

1812 ~ Blue green ~ light

1835 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3425 ~ Blue green ~ dark

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

4231 ~ Cream

4242 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

4246 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

4534 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

4613 ~ Terracotta ~ medium



1 strand of Soie d’Alger on 36 to 40ct linen

945 ~ Christmas red

1812 ~ Blue green ~ light

1835 x 2 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3425 ~ Blue green ~ dark

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

4231 ~ Cream

4242 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

4246 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

4534 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

4613 ~ Terracotta ~ medium



2 strands of Soie d’Alger on 28ct linen

945 x 2 ~ Christmas red

1812 ~ Blue green ~ light

1835 x 4 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3425 ~ Blue green ~ dark

2756 ~ Grey green ~ light

2757 ~ Grey green ~ medium

4231 ~ Cream

4242 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

4246 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

4534 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

4613 ~ Terracotta ~ medium



1 strand of DMC on 40ct linen

321 ~ Christmas red

356 ~ Terracotta ~ medium

501 ~ Blue green ~ dark

712 ~ Cream

869 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

926 ~ green ~ medium

927 ~ Grey green ~ light

986 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3813 ~ Blue green ~ light

3863 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium



2 strands of DMC on 36ct linen

321 x 2 ~ Christmas red

356 ~ Terracotta ~ medium

501 ~ Blue green ~ dark

712 ~ Cream

869 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

926 ~ green ~ medium

927 ~ Grey green ~ light

986 x 2 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3813 ~ Blue green ~ light

3863 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium



2 strands of DMC on 28ct linen

321 x 2 ~ Christmas red

356 ~ Terracotta ~ medium

501 ~ Blue green ~ dark

712 ~ Cream

869 ~ Hazelnut brown ~ very dark

926 ~ green ~ medium

927 ~ Grey green ~ light

986 x 3 ~ Forest green ~ very dark

3046 ~ Yellow beige ~ medium

3346 ~ Mocha brown ~ very dark

3813 ~ Blue green ~ light

3863 ~ Mocha beige ~ medium

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