ELIZABETH THOMPSON (1787)
This gorgeous sampler is originally from Scotland. The image of the large house with a man in doorway belongs to a style of sampler depicting similar houses with birds on the chimney. The pansy band and the wonderful tree are also found on these samplers as are the peacock and the rabbit. Elizabeth's family were loyal to the king of England as the cartouche containing the Scottish thistle states "Long Live the King" while the other cartouche contains the Tudor English Rose. Adam and Eve have been stitched as well as a lovely female and numerous insects. The eight pointed star with stars at each tip is also found on Friesian samplers.
Stitches used are cross, satin, queen, rice, herringbone, double running, chain, tent, and back stitch. From a private collection.
Size: Finished Size: 17" x 20.5" (43cm x 52cm)
Thread Count: OR 19" x 23." (48cm x 60cm) 35 count (14 thr/cm) linen.
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: DMC - $96.00 Silk - $165.00 Chart - $28.00
All prices are in US Dollars.