Ann Thompson 1803 Reproduction Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    An English sampler.

    Marsha tells us: "Oval cross stitched samplers are very unusual and this is an outstanding example. Sprays of roses adorn the outer border. At the top center the crucified Christ is centered in the verse:

    Behold the Saviour of Mankind
    Nailed to the Shameful Tree
    How vast the love that him inclind
    To bleed and die for me

    Surrounded by counted satin stitched floral cartouches the verse continues below:

    Be thou faithfull unto death and I will
    give the (sic) a crown of life

    Adam and Eve stand alongside the Tree of Life entwined by a menacing black serpent, yet flanked by comical little black dogs wearing collars, and stags seemingly impaled on leafy trees. The final verse is:

    For As By One Mans Disobedience Many
    Were made Sinners so by the obedience
    One shall Many Be made Righteous

    Ann Thompson was nine years old when she completed this sampler in 1803. Stitches used in the sampler include counted satin, cross, and stem filling. On 40-count linen it will measure approximately 19"x21", and is recommended for intermediate to advanced level needle workers.

    The design calls for 40 count linen (please email us if you would prefer a different count) and either Soie d'Alger silk thread or DMC cotton floss.

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    Ann Thompson 1803 Reproduction Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    Item# SLAT
    Price: $45.95
    40 count linen 36" x 27" ~ $62.50
    Soie d'Alger 27 skeins ~ $175.50
    DMC floss 27 skeins ~ $31.05