Abigail's sampler belongs to the earlier group of samplers made in Newport, Rhode Island. The large floral band is found on a number of other samplers from this time period. Abigail was the daughter of William Pinniger and Abigail Moon. She was born in 1715. Abigail married Joseph Thurston at Trinity Church in Newport on April 8, 1733. They had nine children. She died in 1779. (info. from Girlhood Embroidery by Betty Ring).
The sampler is worked almost entirely in marking cross with some cross over one thread, double running and satin stitches.
The original is at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, access. no. 14.060. It was unfinished and there was empty space below the large band so we adjusted it to finish there.
Size: 10 1/2" x 14 1/2" (27cm x 37 cm>)
Thread Count: Worked on 40 count (16 thr/cm) linen
Recommended Level: Intermediate
Cost: $152.00-silk, Cht $28.00
Categories: This Year, North American / Mexico, Rhode Island
All prices are in US Dollars.