A brightly colored sampler from the Royal Scottish Museum, accession no. 1938.528. The verse:
"Psalm CIII, verse 13" is the Scottish metrical version. The large flower band with carnations is found on many Scottish samplers, they also stitched the initials of family members frequently.
Botany Bay was a penal colony in Australia. The reason for its illustration use is unclear. Although it might have been a print at the time, or Euphemia found the idea interesting or someone she knew was sent there.
Our reproduction uses the same stitches as the original. Cross stitch, Algerian eye, rice, cross over one thread, double running, herringbone, long satin stitches for flags, people and rigging.
Size: 12 3/4" x 14 1/4" (32cm x 36cm)
Thread Count: 35 count (14 thr/cm) on dyed linen.
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: DMC $68.00 Chart $9.00
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