Theresa tells us "I was asked if I'd be interested in designing a sampler based on the style of antique samplers from Delaware. After a little research, I settled on a beautiful footprint to follow for my model. Since it is a Delaware Sampler, I decided to incorporate symbols from the "First State" into the design: The Blue Hen, our State bird (as well as the Cardinal, as it was the Blue Hen's runner up); Holly, our State Tree; Sweet Goldenrod, our State herb; Peach Blossom, our State flower; Ladybug, our State insect; Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, our State butterfly; Grey Fox, our State Wildlife; and Strawberry, our State fruit."
Stitch count is 231 W x 309 H.
Model was stitched on 40 count Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linens and stitched with Belle Soie Silks. DMC Conversion is included with chart.
The majority of stitches are cross stitch, but there are a few specialty stitches including Closed Herringbone, Satin stitch, Algerian Eyelet, Over one cross stitch, Tent stitch, Long stitch, Rhodes stitch, Alternating Double Backstitch, French knots, Montenegrin, Williamsburg, Plaited Gobelin, Long Arm Cross, Tied Windmill, Back stitch and Smyrna Cross. Detailed information is included for these specialty stitches.
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A Delaware Inspiration from Heart's Ease Examplar Workes