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Lucy Navier 1818 - Queen of the May 2019

Lucy Navier 1818 - 2019 Queen of the May
Lucy Navier 1818 - 2019 Queen of the May
Lucy Navier 1818 - 2019 Queen of the May
Lucy Navier 1818 - 2019 Queen of the May
SDA for Queen of the May 2019
Price: $41.00

    Each year Hands Across the Sea Samplers publishes a sampler which Nicola
    considers to be not only beautiful but outstandingly so and worthy to be
    crowned Queen of the May. We are pleased to present to you Lucy
    Navier 1818 our Queen of the May for the year 2019. A limited edition 60
    page booklet in full colour with an extensive stitch guide.

    This striking pictorial needlework sampler was stitched in the Regency era, a period in time when romanticism, elegance, high society, art and literature flourished. Executed in a palette of 26 glorious shades of silks on linen ground. The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads, tent stitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, Algerian eyelet, long bullion stitch and French knots. The sampler is suitable for intermediate and advanced needleworkers.

    Stitch count of 463 stitches (w) x 495 stitches (h).

    The sampler was charted with Au Ver à Soie® Soie d’Alger silks.

    The model was stitched on a 40 count linen. The original sampler was stitched on linen in a colour between DMC shades 677 and 422. We have several options for linen depending on what color and count you want. If you want a solid color, we recommend the 37 count Legacy Linen Corn Tassel.


    The design area is 463 stitches (w) x 495 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing except where noted.

    37ct - Design: 25" x 26.5" Fabric: 31" x 32.5"
      * (cut size SH 36x35 gives you a 3" margin)

    40ct – Design: 23″ x 25″ Fabric: 29″ x 31″
      * (cut size SH 35x26 for hand-dyed linens with a 1.5" margin on one side)

    46ct - Design: 20" x 21.5" Fabric: 26" x 27.5"
       This fabric isn't a true even-weave. It sometimes comes to us as 44V/46H and others as 40V/46H. To be safe assume 40 ct on the vertical and 44 on the horizontal. Which means you need a cut of 36x29.5 - 31" x 27" with margins
     * (cut size SH 36x29.5 gives you a 3" margin)

    You will find hand-dyed fabric options listed below (click on the name to go the fabric catalog. You could also do it on a cream linen 36 or 40 count you don't want to use a hand-dyed fabric. Fabric photos with a close DMC color are below. You'll find photos of the linens with the Soie d'Alger for project on the Additional Info tab.

    Fabric photos with the Soie d'Alger are below.

    Skein quantities below are calculated based on 1 strand of Soie d'Alger on 36 ct fabric. The designer has also provided a DMC conversion.

    Click on the thread type below to go to the order page for each thread type if you want to order individual skeins. If you want the entire set, see the Related Products for the full Soie d'Alger or Soie 100/3 color set.


    Soie 100/3


    Noir Noir 310
    1434 356 (486) 931
    1435 010 930
    1436 510 3750
    1846 210 500
    2146 274 730
    2234 303 3820
    2246 (2) 048 (2) 780 (2)
    2645 107 347
    2926 (2) 2646 (2) 815 (2)
    3726 (2) 756 (2) 935 (2)
    3735 (4) 378 (3) 3011 (4)
    3745 (3) 455 (3) 830 (3)
    3746 (2) 629 (2) 829 (2)
    3812 154 676
    3833 603 612
    3835 (2) 576 (2) 611 (2)
    3846 099 3021
    4113 425 422
    4114 479 3064
    4244 (3) 156 (3) 729 (3)
    4245 (3) 492 (3) 680 (3)
    4246 048 (use above spools) 869
    4516 542 435
    4524 (4) 634 (3) 3828 (4)
    4536 (5) 624 (4) 3781 (5)

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