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Betsy Adams 1770 ~ Reproduction Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    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.

    Betsy Adams 1770 ~ Reproduction Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    Item# SLBA
    Price: $41.95
    35 count linen 18" x 27" ~ $28.75
    Soie d'Alger Silk Thread 16 skeins ~ $104.00
    DMC floss conversion for this design 16 skeins ~ $15.20
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