• Hands Across the Sea Samplers - Sarah Borton 1815

Hands Across the Sea Samplers - Sarah Borton 1815 Chart

Sarah finished her sampler in the ninth month of the year 1815.  After an extensive search we have found two Sarah Bortons who would fit our time frame.  One of our Sarahs was born in Acaster Malbis in York, England in 1805 and the other in Preston-next-Faversham, Kent, England in 1806. We suspect, due to the scene portrayed, that the latter girl is more likely to be our sampler maker. The sampler is a beautiful example of school girl art and fine needlework, especially for a 9 or 10 year old.

The sampler has been reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks and the skein quantities calculated based on 1 strand on 36ct fabric. We have provided a DMC conversion based on 2 strands on 36ct fabric. The model was stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Sand Dune.

Soie d’Alger / DMC

  • Noir x 1  / 310 x 1 ~ Black
  • 2642 x 1  / 352 x 1 ~ Coral – light
  • 1842 x 1 / 368 x 1 ~ Pistachio green – light
  • 1841 x 1  / 369 x 1 ~ Pistachio green – very light
  • 3733 x 1  / 370 x 1 ~ Mustard – medium
  • 3823 x 1 / 437 x 1 ~ Tan – light
  • 1846 x 1 / 500 x 1 ~ Blue green – very dark
  • 3726 x 1 / 520 x 1 ~ Fern green – dark
  • 1744 x 1 / 597 x 1 ~ Turquoise
  • 4535 x 1 / 611 x 1 ~ Drab brown
  • 2522 x 1 / 677 x 1 ~ Old gold – very light
  • 3812 x 1 / 738 x 1 ~ Tan – very light
  • 2516 x 1  / 780 x 1 ~ Topaz – ultra very light
  • 525 x 1 / 832 x 1 ~ Golden olive
  • 4246 x 1 / 869 x 1 ~ Hazel nut brown – very dark
  • 4123 x 1 /  898 x 1 ~ Coffee brown – very dark
  • 2145 x 1 / 3011 x 1 ~ Khaki green – dark
  • 4524 x  1 / 3045 x 1 ~ Yellow beige – dark
  • 3715 x 1 / 3052 x 1 ~ Green grey – medium
  • 3725 x 1 / 3362 x 1 ~ Pine green – dark
  • 2915 x 1 / 3712 x 1 ~ Salmon – medium
  • 4535 x  1 / 3790 x 1 ~ Beige grey – ultra dark
  • 621 x 1  / 3822 x 1 ~ Straw – light


The design area is 258 stitches (w) x 304 stitches (h). Our calculations have included a 3” margin for finishing and framing.

  • 28ct – Design: 18.43″ x 21.71″ Fabric: 24.43″ x 27.71″
  • 32ct – Design: 16.13″ x 19″ Fabric: 22.13″ x 25″
  • 36ct – Design: 14.33″ x 16.89″ Fabric: 20.33″ x 22.89″
  • 40ct – Design: 12.9″ x 15.2″ Fabric: 18.9″ x 21.2″


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Hands Across the Sea Samplers - Sarah Borton 1815

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