Mary Vallack 1781 is a reproduction of an original sampler in our collection from the South West of England.
Mary Vallack came from a very noteworthy family in the parish of Maker, Cornwall, many of whom were seafarers, as you might expect from a coastal setting such as this. She stitched this beautiful sampler, demonstrating a variety of stitch types, at the age of 10 and has reflected many of the local aspects that would have been familiar to her, with shells, hooked lines and rope effects. Her story is covered in the PDF download, which also contains symbol and colour versions of the stitching chart, details of the floss and fabric used in our model stitch, guides for the speciality stitches, conversions for DMC colours and sizes on a number of common fabric counts.
Our model was stitched with Weeks Dye Works threads on 36ct 'Beach Brew' by R & R Reproductions, which resulted in a design area of approximately 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (16.5 x 24.8cm).
The speciality stitches in the pattern are; Algerian Eyelets, Roman Stitch, Queen Stitch, Satin Stitch and over one cross stitch - so this pattern is not suitable for stitching on Aida.
We hope you enjoy this slice of history and needlework as much as we have!
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