MARIE ABBOTT circa 1680

Marie Abbott

This band sampler consists of sixteen horizontal and two vertical pattern bands, as well as a section of spot embroidery, a verse and an alphabet. Worked on a long, narrow strip of plain weave linen with four hemmed edges, the sampler would be easy to roll, store, and transport and certainly survived in its present state due to the high quality of materials used as well as the fact that it was never displayed. The verse is succinct:

Have God in Minde

Origin and date: England, 1680
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size 8-3/4"x30-1/4"
Stitches: Double running, Montenegrin, cross, fern, eyelet, buttonhole filling, back, counted satin, seeding
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $110.00
Graph Only: $16.00