From the design studios of Sigrid and Torsten Eckel for Hands Across the Sea Samplers.
A stylised thistle border surrounds this beautiful Scottish sampler that was stitched circa 1740-1760 on 36ct linen with fine wool. The un-named sampler features two reversed flower bands and two elaborate upper-case alphabets of solid cross stitched centres surrounded by back stitched curlicues.
Five sets of initials are recorded on the sampler but none feature the same last initial so it is possible that these may not be the initials of family members but of friends. The three storey building with many windows, three pointed gables and a man with a staff in the doorway is of great interest to us.
The 20 page chart is in a booklet format and has been printed in full colour throughout. The chart comes with a comprehensive stitching guide and stitch diagrams together with extensive historical information about the period the sampler was stitched in.
The model was stitched on 36 count hand dyed linen from Lakeside Linens using Soie d'Alger silk thread. There is a conversion provided if you would like to stitch it in wool like the original, as well as a conversion for DMC floss. Please check the boxes above to have these items added to your order.
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