Mery Cox's sampler of circa 1670 is a wonderful compilation of unusual stitches, color variations, and ambitious pattern bands incorporating stylized flowers (pansies, carnations, irises, daisies), bunches of grapes, and repeating floral bands executed in double running stitch. Foremost among the motifs are the distinct "boxer" figures in the lower part of the sampler derived, some believe, from putti (little cherubs) in Italian Renaissance art.
Stitches used in this sampler include double running, cross, Montenegrin cross, long arm cross, and trellis. On 35 count linen the finished sampler will measure approximately 8-1/2" x 24".
Calls for 35 count linen (we are suggesting Lambswool) and your choice of
Soie d'Alger silk thread or DMC floss.
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