Louisa’s sampler was previously in the collection of a great collector of antiques Ellery Yale Wood, an American who moved to the UK in the 1950s, and her partner Eric Golding, a renowned London book dealer. Following Ellery’s death the sampler was purchased at auction and is now in the private collection of Nicola Parkman.
Samplers worked within the Müller Orphanage are highly sought after by collectors and it is said that a collection of antique samplers or a stitcher’s sampler wall is not complete without at least one example. The samplers acted as a reference to the girls’ needlework skills in the marking of linen and household items when many of the girls found employment as domestic servants.
Version 2 ~ A one-page colour chart (intended to be viewed/used on your tablet, phone, laptop, or computer).
Version 3 ~ A fifteen-page black and white symbol chart.
The stitch count is 246 x 280.
Louisa's sampler is suitable for all skill levels. The model was stitched entirely in cross stitch over two on 40 count linen using Gloriana hand dyed silk thread.
Please check the boxes above to have these items added to your order. Please email us if you would prefer to stitch on a different count. A larger piece of linen may be needed to allow for finishing.