This style of sampler worked mainly in black and coarser than the polychrome ones are the most numerous of the surviving Ackworth samplers. The medallion containing the two birds and the name of the school is referred to as the "Ackworth School" octagon. It is thought that girls made the black ones first and then the more skilled stitchers worked a colored sampler and as well that the coarser one was an aid for working other projects such as pinbals. The initilas LT stand for Lydia Trump and this sampler is one of two she made, her other sampler being a marking one and dated 1795. Her sister Ann made four, a white darning sampler, a colored damask darning sampler a monochrome one and a polychrome one.
The original sampler is in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, accession no. 974.241.
Worked in cross stitch and cross stitch over one thread.
Size: On 40 ( 16 thr/cm) count linen it measures 13.75" x 9" (35cm x23cm)
Thread Count: On 36 count it measures 16" x 10" (41cm x 25cm)
Recommended Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: Silk $93.00 DMC $83.00 cht. $26.00
Categories: , Quaker, 18th Century English
All prices are in US Dollars.