This is for the PATTERN ONLY.
Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Elizabeth Wood 1850. We are pleased to present to you a charming Anglo-French red sampler stitched by Elizabeth Wood in Boulogne-sur-Mer and finished on “le 12 Novembre 1850”. On discovering this sampler we were totally charmed by her promise to “be always a good and obedient little girl”.
Boulogne is a city and a major fishing port on the north coast of France. It is possible that Elizabeth stitched her primer when her family were holidaying in Boulogne, although the month of November may indicate a lengthy stay rather than a summer sojourn.
Boulogne-sur-Mer housed a large British population of around 3,000 in the mid-1800s. Although there were migrant workers there, Boulogne’s British population was composed largely of genteel, middle-class residents, some of them in debt, many with servants.
We wonder if Elizabeth kept the promise she so diligently stitched.
Elizabeth worked her sampler with cross stitch over 2 strands of linen and has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all levels of ability.
Elizabeth’s delightful sampler has been reproduced using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver à Soie. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC. Estimated thread quantities for varying linen counts and the number of strands of thread used have been listed below.
Soie 100.3 1 strand 46ct ~ 523 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 46ct ~ 2645 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 40ct ~ 2645 x 2
DMC 1 strand 40ct ~ 347 x 1
Soie d’Alger 1 strand 36ct ~ 2645 x 2
DMC 2 strands 36ct ~ 347 x 2
Soie d’Alger 2 strands 28ct ~ 2645 x 3
DMC 2 strands 28ct ~ 347 x 2
PLEASE NOTE: Patterns are NOT returnable to protect the copyright of the designer.
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