The Scarlet Letter tells us: "This sampler was designed after a piece stitched in eastern Massachusetts in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. It incorporates many traditional sampler motifs popular during that century including a Greek fretwork border, vine, carnation and tulip borders, distinctive "crab" like flowers in the inner border, and a rather morose verse:
Time has Wings and swiftly flies
Youth and Beauty fade away
Virtue is the only prize Whose
Sacred joys will ne'er decay."
The stitch count is 191w x 278h. The design measures approximately 11" x 16". Stitches include cross over one and two threads of linen, sawtooth satin, mosaic filling, and counted satin stitch.
The model was stitched on 35 count linen using silk floss. A conversion to cotton floss is included. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.