This design is based on motifs found on samplers in Marken, a fishing town near Amsterdam. On old samplers, few colours are used and they have become faded, hence the colours chosen here.
The model was stitched on 32 count Sheep Straw R&R linen using Needlepoint silks and Silk'n Colors. DMC equivalents are given for the Needlepoint silks. Stitch count is 149W x 127H. Instructions are given for the special stitches.