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Jane Atkinson circa 1780 from the Scarlet Letter

    This needlework was designed after an English sampler in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston. The lush border flowers are similar to those on a sampler made by Sarah Brignell from around the same period, suggesting the existence of a school or teacher whose "specialty" was opulent floral borders. The border includes elaborately stitched tulips, roses, carnations, daisies and lilies. The verse is as follows:

    What though my sins are of a Crimson stain
    My saviours blood can wash me white again
    Though numerous the twinkling stars they be
    or sands along the margin of the sea Or as
    smooth pebbles on some beachy shore
    The mercies of the Almighty still are more

    The model is stitched on 40 count linen using Soie d'Alger silk thread. Conversions are provided for DMC floss. Please check the boxes above to have these items added to your order.

    Jane Atkinson circa 1780 from the Scarlet Letter

    Item# SLJaneA
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    Jane Atkinson 1780 Reproduction chart:
    40 count Lambswool linen from Wichelt 36" x 27" ~ $68.50
    Soie d'Alger silk thread 27 skeins ~ $175.50
    DMC Cotton floss conversion 27 skeins ~ $31.05