The Scarlet Letter tells us: "A year before Queen Victoria was crowned, Ann Walton stitched a pair of sweet little samplers depicting a young boy and a girl at play. The boy is holding a hoop and a stick, and the girl holds what appears to be a basket in one hand and a bouquet in the other. At that time it was not unusual for young boys to wear dresses, as boys and girls were often dressed similarly until they were around five years old. Little boys would wear "pantalettes" which showed under their dresses (as is in this example), but after age five or six they were "breeched", or began to wear pants. Ann finished her first sampler, the sampler with the little boy, on April 3rd, and the second one on April 21st."
The stitch count for each design is 143w x 125h. The design size is approximately 8" x 7". Cross stitch.
The models were stitched on 35 count linen using silk floss. A conversion to cotton floss is included. Please check the boxes above to add these items to your order.