The Scarlet Letter tells us: "A classic Quaker sampler from the Delaware Valley, this sampler demonstrates the style and many of the motifs that make them so easy to identify. The inner oval vine-and-leaf cartouche surrounding the alphabets probably originated at the Westtown School in Chester County. It is worked in chain stitch with counted thread satin stitched leaves. The three-branched carnations, potted flowers, lilies of the valley, rose, paired birds, tulip, and bird-in-bough motifs are all typically Quaker, as is the soft muted color scheme of blue-greens and dusty rose. The blocky lettering in her name and the date are also commonly found on Quaker samplers."
The finished design size is approximately 16-1/2" x 11-1/2". Stitches used in the sampler are cross over one and two threads of linen, counted thread satin, Algerian eyelet, chain, rice and herringbone.
The model was stitched on 30 count linen using Soie d'Alger silk floss. A DMC conversion is included.
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