Notes from Shakespeare's Peddler:
This is a re-creation, not an exact replica of the original.
This is third in a line of Ragamuffin reproductions -- samplers that I own that needed a bit of sprucing up in order to become reproduction samplers.
Such a beauty -- I think this is one of my prettiest reproductions. I call this a Ragamuffin, because the original arrived in such tough shape. At some point, I believe someone washed the original sampler, and most of the lettering fell out. The stitcher's name was also lost, but the beauty remained. The colors, the simple elements, the juxtoposition of the dark angular letters against the organic and airy natural elements beneath...sigh...such a gorgeous piece.
Be wary when you're stitching that border -- it is not "even," so count carefully. The original was stitched on an unevenweave fabric, which is why the original was more square, while the reproduction is rectangular. Stitch count is 340 by 290.
Stitch count is 340 x 290.
Model was stitched on 32 count linen using AVAS, NPI and Gloriana silks. DMS and Sampler Threads conversions provided.
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