This very delicate Scottish sampler with its bold color scheme was designed with a four sided stylized honeysuckle border surrounding horizontal rows of illuminated alphabets and double running stitch motifs. The extensive use of double running stitch lends the sampler a lacy, ethereal aspect. Family initials are stitched in the lower left corner along with her attribution: "Ann Forrest Her Sampler May the __ Day 1757." (The day of the month is not legible.)
Stitches used are cross over one and two threads of linen, counted satin, eyelet, and double running (back stitch).
Stitch count is 260 W x 304 H.
On 40 count linen the finished sampler will measure approximately 13" x 15-1/2".
The model was stitched on 40 count linen using Soie d'Alger Silk floss. A DMC conversion is included. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.
Ann Forrest 1757 from The Scarlet Letter ~ 1 only!