Esther Coggeshall 1774
Esther’s sampler is a little different than most Newport samplers but the sky is worked entirely in queen stitch and is identical in colouring and style to the one worked by her half sister Eliza. Esther was born on January 3, 1764 and was the fifth child of Billings Coggeshall and his first wife May Collin. She was eleven years old when she stitched her sampler.
The original sampler is in the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, acc. no. 1960-25-0
Stitches used in the sampler are queen, cross, cross over one, tent, long armed cross and stem stitch. Some freehand stitching.
Size: 9" x 13" (23 cm x 33 cm)
Thread Count: 35 count linen (14 thr/cm)
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: $115 with silk, $26.00
Categories: , North American / Mexico, Rhode Island
All prices are in US Dollars.