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An Early 17th Century English Pattern Band Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter tells us: "This unsigned, undated band sampler from the collection of Nicola Parkman was sewed circa 1630, and captures qualities I particularly associate with the earliest English band sampler: prudence and frugality. I assume this to be an "exemplar" to emulate one’s life and work. I like to imagine that the thoughts of the women of the time, most of whom embroidered for their homes rather than for whimsy or professionally, are captured in these intensely stitched horizontal bands of stitches."

    There are 30 bands that make up this band sampler. The stitch count is 125w x 507h. The design size is approximately 7-1/4" x 29". Stitches used are back, double running, trellis, cross and counted satin.

    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.

    An Early 17th Century English Pattern Band Sampler from the Scarlet Letter

    Item# SLE17C
    Price: $45.50
    35 count linen 36" x 27" ~ $57.50
    Soie d'Alger Silk Thread 11 skeins ~ $71.50
    DMC floss conversion for this design 11 skeins ~ $10.45
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