Hands Across the Sea Samplers tells us "Once in a while a sampler comes along that makes your heart skip a beat or even two. Hariet’s striking and decorative sampler is one such sampler, she has created much excitement at Hands Across the Sea Samplers. No doubt working under the vigilant eye of her needlework teacher, Hariet created an exceptional, balanced and exactingly worked sampler with vibrant polychrome silks. They still glow jewel like some two hundred and thirty six years after the last stitch was laid. Hariet’s sampler is both beautiful and exuberant, and reflects many hours of patient discipline as she plied her needle. The stitches used are cross stitch over one and two threads, rice stitch, straight stitch, and a handful of double running stitches, all exquisitely executed on fine linen by Hariet at only ten years of age.
The verses have been divided into three sections by bands of pine trees perched on top of deliciously textured little hillocks, a collection of brightly coloured urns and vases filled with a profusion of gay flowers in full bloom, birds abound and two undulating vines, one heavily ladened with tulips and the other with carnations. The sampler is contained within a bright border of mixed flowers that is reminiscent of the very popular Ann Tong Uffindell sampler that Hands Across the Sea Samplers released in the fall of 2017."
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Stitch count is 285 W x 332 H.
Model was stitched on a 40 count hand dyed linen and stitched with Silk from Soie d'Alger. Conversions are included for Needlepoint Inc. and DMC Cotton if you prefer.
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