Elisabeth’s lovely sampler is from the Royal Scottish Museum, accession no. 1960.178. Generally Scottish samplers feature one of three different styles of buildings and the one featured here, with the wings on the sides, is one of the three. Elisabeth was ten years old when she stitched her sampler and it is fairly safe to assume the M.J. Burton was her teacher. The initials worked in black are from deceased family members. Three different styles of alphabets were stitched, all having the little curly cues coming from them. The vases with tulips in them are a common element on Scottish samplers as are the thistle and small rabbits on the lawn. The inscription reads, “ I have done this to let you see what care my parents took of me".
Stitches used are cross, double running, satin, cross over one, rice, stem and some encroaching satin.
Size: Worked on 40 count (16thr/cm) linen it measures 15..25" x 19"? (38cm x 48cm)
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: Silk $157.00 DMC $125.00, cht $33.00
Categories: , Scottish
All prices are in US Dollars.