ELIZABETH ANN THORN - MAP SAMPLER (c. 1800)
Elizabeth's map sampler is worked in very fine cross stitch. Many map samplers included elaborate floral borders and personal inscriptions. In comparison, Elizabeth's is a simple map sampler. Earlier map samplers were traced or drawn onto the fabric. Later, many were stamped onto the
fabric and sold as kits. Map samplers were made from the 1770's to the 1840's and were a popular means of instructing both geography and embroidery at the same time. Elizabeth Ann Thorn married a Mr. Harbin and they had four children. One of them "Elizabeth" married Alfred Deey who
was a descendent of Robert Deey who was Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1672.
Sampler is worked in cross stitch and some free hand satin stitch for the wreath.
Size: Finished Size: 19 1/2" x 23"
Thread Count: 40 count (16 thr/cm) on dyed linen.
Recommended Level: Beginner
Cost: Kit: Cotton - $51.00 Silk - $81.00 Chart - $24.00
Categories: 19th Century English
All prices are in US Dollars.