Mary Henrietta Purdye 1815 Sampler Pattern
Mary Henrietta hails from London England. Her charming and quirky sampler reflects her youth, she was only 11 years old when she stitched this sampler. She used eyelet and cross stitches, often a reversible cross, but not with the intention of making her sampler reversible. Her stitches went in all directions, often losing her place on the cloth. My absolute favorite part of the sampler is how she spelled her middle name. How adorable is that!??
The exact thread color match for the faded front is DMC 632 and the little brighter back is 225. Natural Edinburg linen was a good match for the fabric color (see image below).
The design size is 202 wide by 188 high. On 32ct it would make the sampler 12.75" by 11.75". Aida is not recommended. You can see all the different sizes in the third image
The original stitched area is 12" wide by 11.5" high. I have not found a fabric that will match those measurements exactly.
All the eyelets could also be stitched as a Smyrna cross which might be a bit easier to stitch. Please adjust to either over 4 or two threads where needed.