This is for the PATTERN ONLY.
Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Matilda Swallow 1820. Each year Hands Across the Sea Samplers publishes a sampler which we consider to be not only beautiful but outstandingly so and worthy to be crowned our Queen of the May. Hands Across the Sea is pleased to offer to you Matilda Swallow our Queen of the May for the year 2021.
Matilda’s sampler is without doubt a “bobby dazzler”; there is so much to delight the eye. She has been reproduced using the still vibrant colours from the front of her sampler. Matilda showed great diligence and industry with her needle. The verse she chose for her sampler “The Lord my pasture shall prepare and feed me with a shepherd’s care” is the first verse of the hymn “The Good Shepherd” written by Joseph Addison.
The dominant motif in Matilda’s sampler is the magnificent Temple of Fame nestled between two fruiting trees and guarded by two red lions. The lions symbolize strength, courage, dignity, and pride. Two angels with trumpets signifying that they are the voice of God hover either side of the temple.
We have found a Matilda Swallow being baptised on September 6, 1807 in Bengeo, Hertfordshire. We were unable to find a marriage for Matilda, but we did find a burial record for a Matilda Swallow in Tottenham, London on October 24, 1847. This Matilda is recorded in the 1841 census working as a servant for a family in Tottenham, London.
We have found Matilda’s mother Ann in family history records still alive at aged eighty living with her son and his family in Hertfordshire. Eighty was a very good age for the times.
It is possible that all Matilda’s family had to remind them of her was the beautiful sampler she stitched when she was thirteen years old. As it was passed down the generations, the sampler has certainly been cherished and well cared for through the ensuing years. We hope that your Matilda will be equally cherished by your family. The sampler, whilst a large one, is suitable for confident beginners through to advanced needleworkers.
Matilda’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of thirty-eight colours carefully matched to the colours found on the front of the sampler today. The model was stitched using Soie d’Alger from Au Ver a Soie. We have included below conversions for Soie 100.3 and DMC.
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FABRIC RETURNS: Because the fabric has been cut from the bolt, refunds and exchanges are not accepted. As is the case with all natural fibers, there may be variations seen throughout the bolt. These are not flaws but are due to the processing methods.
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This document was last updated on May 21, 2018