Rebecah was nine years old when she made her sampler. There is quite a large group of samplers that were made over a period of forty years and they date from 1786 through to the 1830s. They were made by girls whose families settled along the Merrimack River in southern New Hampshire. Most of the samplers feature a large basket with flowers and birds set on hillocks. The top section usually has alphabets in a variety of stitches divided by different bands.
Stitches used are cross, cross over one, algerian eye, satin, tent, stem and freehand embroidery.
You will receive a detailed, drawn to scale drawing for the bottom section and you will be taught how to transfer this onto the sampler. Then it's like paint by number as to how to work it.
Size: 12.5" x 18.5"
Thread Count: 35 count (14 thr/cm) linen
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: $195.00 + s&h
Categories: , North American / Mexico, This Year
All prices are in US Dollars.