Amy Mitten introduces "The Forgeries". These are reproduction samplers stitched with Amy's hand dyed silk threads. The variation within the threads lends these samplers a truely antique look.
Forgery #3 - Sarah Hayes 1737. From the front cover:
"Sarah Hayes ~ sampler made in the 9th year of her age ~ 1737. Along with the alphabet, verses, and family initials, this sampler boasts a wonderful flower pot with oversized flowers. Three verses are:
When I am dead and laid in grave this work in hand my friends may have Love the lord and he will be a tender father unto thee Learning is an ornament and virtue is most excellent
Finished size of the sampler is 8 1/4" by 8 7/8".
~32 count sandstone linen
~thread card with 'Fibers to Dye For' silk floss