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ANNE PHELPES (1661)Anne's softly colored band sampler is typical of band samplers of this era, in its use of a number of bands in double running stitch and the remainder of bands worked mainly in montenegrin. Borders between plants are worked as well as acorn leaves and strawberries. The large band in the center has wonderful shading in satin stitch in the flower and the strawberries and acorns are worked in detached buttonhole. The small birds have beads for eyes and their feet and the snowflake design are wrapped. Some eyelet stitches are used in the carnation band. All stitches are worked over three threads. Reproduced from the Fitzwilliam Museum access no. T27-1928.

Size: Finished Size: 21" x 9" (53cm x 22cm)
Thread Count: 35 count (14 thr/cm) on dyed linen.
Recommended Level: Advanced
Cost: Kit: Cotton - $53.00 Silk - $69.00 Chart $16.00
Categories: 17th Century English
ID: 148

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