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Ann Forfitt 1812 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Nicola tells us: "Although this is a very large sampler, it has been rated as suitable for an enthusiastic beginner. There are some 71,788 cross stitches.

    No trace of Ann Forfitt can be found in official records and all we have to remember her by is from the efforts of her own needle. Ann stitched, with great care, her large and charming sampler using silks and very fine linen. We know from the information Ann recorded with her needle that she completed her sampler during the reign of George III on March 21 1812 whilst living in Lyndhurst in the county of Hampshire, England.

    The verse Ann chose for her sampler is from a hymn written in the 1700’s that was sung on Good Fridays.

    The verse reads as follows:

    No songs of Triumph now be sung

    Cease all your sprightly Airs

    Let sorrow silence every Tongue

    And Joy dissolve to Tears

    If at this Sight we don’t repent

    What other Sight can move

    Ingrateful shall we not relent.

    And pay him love with love.

    The stitch count is 519w x 570h.

    The model was stitched on 40 count hand dyed Vintage Buttercream linen from Lakeside Linens using Needlepoint Inc. Silk silk floss. A DMC conversion is included. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.

    Ann Forfitt 1812 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers

    Item# HASSAF
    Price: $44.95
    40 count hand dyed Vintage Buttercream linen from Lakeside Linens 36" x 55" ~ $199.95
    Needlepoint Inc. Silk silk floss 27 skeins ~ $202.50
    DMC floss conversion for this design 27 skeins ~ $25.65
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