Elisabeth was a Mennonite from Bedminster township in Bucks County, PA. Pennsylvania German girls did attend needlework schools which were run by non-German women. Here they stitched samplers which were similar in style to the English samplers, Elisabeth was one of these girls. She stitched a random spot sampler which features nine Quaker motifs as well as a number of Germanic motifs which are more angular in appearance. A source for some of these motifs came from English and American Quaker schools. The motif along the bottom right edge is based on an overshot weaving pattern which is based on handwoven coverlets.
Her parents were Henry and Mary Nash Oberholtzerin.
The sampler is stitched in cross stitch. From the Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville. PA.
Size: 18.5” x16.5” (47cm x 42cm)
Thread Count: 35 ct (14thr/cm) linen
Recommended Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Cost: $149.00silk, chrt $28.00
Categories: , North American / Mexico, Pennsylvania German
All prices are in US Dollars.