From Hands Across The Sea Samplers
**PLEASE NOTE - As this item is a NASHVILLE MARKET release, it cannot be shipped until 6 March.
We believe that this traditional English sampler was stitched by Eliza “as the first efforts of a youthful hand”, in the first half of the 19th century, as part of her education. The sampler shows aptitude for needlework and her stitching is precise. The sampler was executed in fine silks which some 200 hundred years later have retained their vibrancy. Regrettably the sampler yields no further insights into Eliza and it is only against a background of the period in which she lived that we can get a “glimpse” of what life was like for her and other Victorian women. It takes a considerable leap of the imagination for a 21st century woman to realise what her life would have been like had she been born in Eliza’s time and walked in her footsteps.
32 page booklet in full color plus bookmark.
Reproduced with Au Ver à Soie d’Alger silks with conversions for DMC stitched on a 36ct linen closest in color to DMC 613 (we suggest the new 37ct Legacy Linen color Russian Tea Cake).
Stitch count is 276 x 368.
The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads, a handful of satin stitches and Algerian eyelets. The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability.
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