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Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Esther Benson 1739

Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Esther Benson 1739

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Hands Across The Sea Samplers - Esther Benson 1739

Nicola was commissioned by Kimberley Young to reproduce a sampler exclusively for Sassy Jacks Stitchery. This is a particularly beautiful and unusual sampler both for the scenes portrayed and the colours used. 

Nearly two hundred and eighty years ago a 9 year old girl put the last stitches into her sampler recording “Done by me Esther Benson aged of 9 year 1739 at London”.

There are two pictorial bands, the first is a beautiful Adam and Eve scene that is crammed full of animals, birds, stars, the moon and the sun. The Tree of Knowledge with the serpent twined on the trunk is in the centre of Adam and Eve. Esther has depicted Eve, who has succumbed to the serpent and eaten an apple from the tree, tempting Adam. 

Model Fabric: 37ct Wild Honey linen by Legacy Linen.

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

Stitch Count: 223 w x 447 h

Approx. Size: 12 3/8″ x 24"

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

*Due to Copyright Restrictions Patterns are Not Returnable.

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