Nicola tells us " The moment we saw Anne’s delightful sampler, we knew that she was one for Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Whilst acquired by Nicola at an auction in Wales, the sampler was destined for Sandra who has a life-long love of birds and flowers.
Anne finished her sampler in 1854 when she was fifteen years old. Executed in thirty-seven delicious colours, the scene she diligently stitched is contained within four sumptuous garlands laden with flowers which include Bourbon roses, auriculas, irises, campions and ragged robins. An inquisitive pigeon, head cocked, perches on the bough of a flowering Prunus tree."
Verse reads " Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do do it/ with thy might for there is no work / nor device nor knowledge nor wisdom in the / grave whither thou goest"
The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability. Stitch count is 264 W x 317 H.
The reproduction model was stitched on 36 count hand dyed linen using 1 strand of Soie d'Alger silk thread throughout the sampler. A 100/3 and DMC conversion is also provided.
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Anne Thomas 1854 from Hands Across the Sea Samplers