Hands Across the Sea Samplers - Hannah Campbell
Hannah divided her sampler into three sections. The top section dominates with a stunning lozenge- shaped cartouche within which she has worked two alphabets and a set of numerals. The larger font appears on several Quaker samplers. The middle section is a verse taken from the poem “Mary” that was published in 1796 and was “recommended to the attention of the Ladies”.
For the third section, Hannah used small blue beads to work the glass panes in the house and on one flower head. Unable to source beads that were small enough to work on 46ct linen, Nicola decided to use Accentuate MMA in place of the beaded areas. We believe that Hannah intended the glass panes to shimmer in the sunlight, and the metallic thread gives this effect.
Hannah’s sampler has been reproduced using a palette of 18 colours carefully matched to the colours found on the front of the sampler. The model was stitched using Soie 100.3 from Au Ver a Soie together with one spool of Accentuate. Conversions for Soie d’Alger and DMC are included in the chart and at NIAH we have all three thread options available.
Hannah executed her sampler predominantly with cross stitches laid over one and two threads of linen. Hannah also used Algerian eyelets and rice stitch. The sampler is suitable for intermediate through to advanced needleworkers. However, it is not beyond a determined beginner.
We are taking pre-orders for the materials and hope to ship them by early June. For those that order a full kit (chart, fabric and thread) an SAL exclusive Miss Minnie McBean Frippery will be included.
Hannah Campbell is a stitch count of 233x290. The model was stitched on 46 count Lakeside Linens Vintage Sand Dune with Soie 100/3.
- 28 count - need 23x27 - order SH (36x27)
- 32 count - need 21x24 - order SH (36x27)
- 36 count - need 19x22 - order SH for a 3" margin (36x27) or SQ for a 2.5" margin (18x27)
- 40 count - need 18x21 - order SQ (18x27)
- 46 count - need 16x18 - order SQ (18x29.5)
For a solid color line we are offering Legacy Linens in 38 Irish Coffee and 45 count Thai Ice Tea.
- 38 count - need 18x21 - order SQ (18x35.5)
- 45 count - need 16.5x18.75 - order SE for a 2.5" margin (18x17.75) or a SQ for a larger margin (18x35.5)