FLAME STITCH SAMPLER
A wonderful Scottish sampler probably made by "IR", and the initials "MR" & "AR" possibly being of her father and a sibling; and "EW" the initials of her mother. The original was worked on coarse linen with wool yarn in the typical colors of red & green. Most Scottish samplers stitched with
wool yarns retain the band sampler format seen in England. The Scotts were linked to the Netherlands through trade and the ornate alphabet is an influence from the province of Friesland. Our sampler is related to a very similar sampler (see plate 12 in "Samplers in the European
Tradition"). Both of these could have been worked under the same instructor.
Stitches used on the sampler are back stitch, cross, double running, marking cross, flame, rice and eyelet stitches.
Formerly in the collection of The Essamplaire.
Size: Finished Size: 10 1/2" x 19 3/4" (27cm x 50cm)
Thread Count: 35 ct (14 thr/cm) linen.
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: Price: Silk - $126.00 DMC- $88.00 cht. 26.00
All prices are in US Dollars.