Sarah Constable from Mill on the Floss Samplers

    Mill on the Floss tells us "Sarah’s band sampler is beautiful in its simplicity. The main feature is a striking red house typical of Georgian architecture with its straight lines and symmetrical aspect. It is flanked by two topiary motifs. These also help to
    date the sampler as they are motifs that appear on another sampler in my collection, dated 1834.

    The top band is a multi-coloured alphabet with a dividing in two-colour ribbon band. A berry band divides this from a lower letter alphabet stitched in striking red. Sarah was obviously worried about fitting this all into her space as although the alphabet is stitched over 2 she has only left one thread between the letters. Finding that she had space left she has filled this space with two motifs; a heart and a diamond. A beautiful strawberry band, a popular design that we see on samplers over and over again, sits above another multi-coloured stylised alphabet, which in turn sits above a flower band, reminiscent of bands found in samplers of the C17th and C18th.

    Finally, we have our house, flanked with its topiary, dogs and owls. The band is completed with fleur-de-lys, and random motifs are dotted around to fill in the space."

    Stitch count is 186 W x 217 H.

    We suggest stitching on 36 or 40 count Straw hand dyed linen from Weeks Dye Works and stitching with Soie d'Alger silks or DMC Cotton floss.

    Please check the boxes above to add the chart, linen and threads to your order.

    Sarah Constable from Mill on the Floss Samplers

    Item# MFSSC
    Price: See Options For Pricing
    Sarah Constable chart:
    40 count Straw hand dyed Zweigart linen 18" x 27" ~ $47.50
    36 count Straw hand dyed Zweigart linen 18" x 27" ~ $47.50
    Silks from Soie d'Alger 14 skeins ~ $119.00
    DMC Cotton floss conversion for this design 14 skeins ~ $21.00

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