Nicola tells us: "Hands Across the Sea Samplers are pleased to present to you an early 18th century band sampler that was featured in the 2016 exhibition: “Now Whilst My Hands Are Thus Employed, Three Centuries of Historic Samplers” held at Witney Antiques in England.
Worked in the traditional long, narrow band form of the 17th century, with brightly coloured silks, the original sampler was stitched by Jane when she was just seven years old. This is a remarkable achievement for such a young girl.
Jane’s sampler portrays alphabets and numbers in cross stitch, Algerian Eyelets, satin stitch and Montenegrin stitch with each letter or number worked in different coloured silk thread.
The verse reads as follows: "WHEN I WAS YOUNG I COMMITED SIN I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THY TESTIMONIS(testimonies)REMOVE FROM ME THE WAY OF INIQUITIE(iniquity) AND ACCORDING TO THI(thy) COMMANDMENTS DIRECT THOU ME PLEAD THOU MY CAUSE OMNIPOTENTIE HOUA FOR MANI(many) ARE MINE ENEMIES O LORD THOU KNOWEST.
IANE (Jane) VAUGHAN HVR (her) WORK BEGAN AND ENDED IN THE SEVEN YEAR OF HVY(her) AGE OC TOYE"
The stitch count is 168w x 680h.
The model was stitched on 40 count hand dyed Vintage Examplar linen from Lakeside Linens using Soie d’Alger silk floss. A DMC conversion is included. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.
The linen is available by special order. Please expect 3-4 for delivery.