Counted Cross Stitch Pattern, Mary Ann Preece 1851, Reproduction Sampler, Antique Reproduction, Hands Across the Sea, PATTERN ONLY


This is for the PATTERN ONLY.

Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Mary Ann Preece 1851. Working from a palette of 12 colours, Mary Ann stitched a very pretty sampler with wool on loosely woven linen of approximately 26ct. The young girl had a good eye for composition and colour. A meandering border heavily laden with red strawberries surrounds some very pretty motifs. Mary Ann’s chosen sentiment whilst short has great impact, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). It takes centre stage and is worked in a delicate grey green.

We particularly liked the way she arranged the layout of the alphabet using all 26 letters that make up the modern English alphabet today. English is often considered one of the more difficult languages to master due to the incredible amount of inconsistencies in the language. It is not surprising that the development of the modern English alphabet involved several languages, hundreds of years, and a variety of conquerors, missionaries, and scholars. Its history is fascinating and the development of each letter of the alphabet has its own story.

The sampler has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and is worked in cross stitch over 2 threads of linen. It can be worked on Aida, Linaida, or linen.

Linen Sizes
The model was stitched on a Zweigart-based linen overdyed to the shade “Old Sheep” by xJuDesigns. The sampler has been rated as suitable for needleworkers of all abilities and is worked in cross stitch over 2 threads of linen. It can be worked on Aida, Linaida, or linen. The design area is 155 stitches (w) x 162 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3″ margin for finishing and framing.

14ct Aida/28ct linen: Design: 11.07″ x 11.57″ Fabric: 17.07″ x 17.57″

16ct Aida/32ct linen: Design: 9.69″ x 10.13″ Fabric: 15.69″ x 16.13″

18ct Aida/36ct linen: Design: 8.61″ x 9.00″ Fabric: 14.61″ x 15.00″

20ct Aida/40ct linen: Design: 7.75″ x 8.10″ Fabric: 13.75″ x 14.10″

46ct linen: Design: 6.74″ x 7.04″ Fabric: 12.74″ x 13.04″

56ct linen: Design: 5.54″ x 5.79″ Fabric: 11.54″ x 11.79″

Thread Legend
Mary Ann’s dainty sampler has been reproduced with a palette of 12 colours from Au Ver à Soie’s range of Soie 100.3. We have provided conversions for Soie d’Alger (SDA) and DMC below. Only one skein or spool is required on 36 to 56ct linen. Two skeins of SDA#2146/DMC#3011 will be required when working on a lower count of fabric.

Soie 100.3 / SDA / DMC ~ Colour

039 / 913 / 3340 ~ Apricot ~ md

072 / 5384 / 598 ~ Turquoise

152 / 2144v581 ~ Moss green

223 / 3046 / 3803 ~ Mauve ~ md

274 / 2146 / 3011 ~ Khaki green ~ dk

307 / 4623 / 3350 ~ Dusty rose ~ dk

313 / 1446 / 311 ~ Navy blue ~ md

494 / 4622 / 3712 ~ Salmon ~ md

621 / 5382 / 927 ~ Grey green ~ lt

681 / 944 / 321 ~ Christmas red

702 / 4545 / 434 ~ Brown ~ lt

Noir / Noir / 310 ~ Black

PLEASE NOTE: Patterns are NOT returnable to protect the copyright of the designer.

We love our customers and want only to be fair. We never charge more than what we would want to pay ourselves. If you overpaid for shipping, we will gladly refund $1.00 or more for the overage.

Sign up for our Newsletter and receive 15% off your next purchase. Simply email us at:

thefarmersattic [!at]

~~~~~ About Us ~~~~~

We are a small Christian company and a family that loves Jesus Christ. It is our desire to bring honor and glory to God and to provide outstanding sales and service to you, our customers, always keeping Him at the forefront of all we do at Farmers Attic! Included with each order is a Gospel of John (while supplies last).

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
  • Questions about your order?

    Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.


    Farmers Attic Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

    This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Farmers Attic collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (“User”) of the and website (“Site”). This privacy policy applies to the Site and all products and services offered by Farmers Attic.

    Personal identification information

    We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, place an order, subscribe to the newsletter, respond to a survey, fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address or phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users may refuse to supply personal identification information, however, it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

    Non-personal identification information

    We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

    Web browser cookies

    Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

    How we use collected information

    Farmers Attic may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:
    • To improve customer service – Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
    • To personalize user experience – We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
    • To improve our Site – We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
    • To process payments – We may use the information Users provide about themselves when placing an order only to provide service to that order. We do not share this information with outside parties except to the extent necessary to provide the service.
    • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other Site feature – To send Users information they agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to them.
    • To send periodic emails – We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

    If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information, etc. If at any time the User would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email or User may contact us via our Site.

    How we protect your information

    We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.
    Sharing your personal information
    We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above. We may use third party service providers to help us operate our business and the Site or administer activities on our behalf, such as sending out newsletters or surveys. We may share your information with these third parties for those limited purposes provided that you have given us your permission.

    Third party websites

    Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

    This document was last updated on May 21, 2018

    Legal imprint