Elizabeth Beaven 1835 is another reproduction sampler from Hands Across the Seas Samplers.
Nicola tells us: "Elizabeth’s sampler is enclosed within an unusual and whimsical undulating border filled with fauna and flora. Owls, parrots, geese, partridges, pheasants, squirrels, sheep, butterflies, caterpillars, bee skeps and beautiful freehand sprays of flowers abound making this sampler quite special and unique. Christ is depicted in contemporary dress mounted on a donkey. Light emanates from his halo and raised hand reflecting the sentiment of the verse stitched by Elizabeth which is taken from the Evangelical Hymn, “O happy they who know the Lord”.
Elizabeth Beaven 1835 is a charming Scottish sampler suitable for intermediate stitchers. The 24 page chart comes in booklet form, is beautifully illustrated throughout and the graph is in full color. The stitches used are mainly cross stitch over two with the verse and dedication in cross stitch over one. There are small freehand accents worked in satin stitch and within the booklet there is a five page detailed stitch guide."
The stitch count is 311w x 461h.
The model was stitched on 40 count hand dyed Sand Dune linen from Lakeside Linens using Soie d'Alger silk thread. A DMC conversion is included.
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