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Hands Across The Sea Samplers -Eliza Knight

Hands Across The Sea Samplers -Eliza Knight

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Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Eliza Knight 


We believe that this traditional English sampler was stitched by Eliza “as the first efforts of a youthful hand”, in the first half of the 19th century, as part of her education. The sampler shows aptitude for needlework and her stitching is precise. The sampler was executed in fine silks which some 200 hundred years later have retained their vibrancy. Regrettably the sampler yields no further insights into Eliza and it is only against a background of the period in which she lived that we can get a “glimpse” of what life was like for her and other Victorian women. It takes a considerable leap of the imagination for a 21st century woman to realise what her life would have been like had she been born in Eliza’s time and walked in her footsteps.

The stitches used are cross stitch over 1 and 2 threads, a handful of satin stitches and Algerian eyelets. The sampler is suitable for all level of abilities.

Model Fabric: Recommended for a linen closest in colour closest to DMC shade 613.

Threads: Au Ver Soie d'Alger, NPI or DMC conversions

Stitch Count: 276 w x 368 h

Approx. Size: 11 3/4″ x 15 3/4"

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

*Due to Copyright Restrictions Patterns are Not Returnable.

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