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Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Eliz. Fitch 1797

Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Eliz. Fitch 1797

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Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Eliz. Fitch 1797

What a pretty sampler Elizabeth stitched when she was just ten years old. The young child finished her sampler on Wednesday, October 4, 1797 – some 226 years ago. It was such a long time ago.

At first glance, one might think that Elizabeth’s sampler was stitched in Norfolk due to the beautiful floral outer border and the lozenge-shaped inner border. Even the chosen verse was very popular on Norfolk samplers. Elizabeth’s sampler was actually stitched in the county of Essex, which is separated from Norfolk by the county of Suffolk. Elizabeth Fitch was born in 1787 at Helions Bumpstead in Essex. This small village is located near Haverhill, and it is where the Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire borders meet. What we are seeing in her sampler are whispers of Norfolk and Suffolk samplers.

Model Fabric: 45ct Jersey Cream linen by Legacy Linen. A comparable colour in other counts is Russian Teacake in 37ct or Victoria Sponge Cake in 30ct.

Threads: Au Ver Soie Silks 100.3 or Soie D'Alger with DMC conversion

Stitch Count: 174 w x 219 h

Approx. Size: 9.67" x 12.17" on 36ct

Includes: Counted Cross Stitch Pattern/s with Materials List & Instructions 

*Due to Copyright Restrictions Patterns are Not Returnable.

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