Ann Forrest

Gorgeous Scottish sampler worked with silk on fine linen with a four-sided stylized honeysuckle border surrounding horizontal rows of illuminated alphabets and double running stitch motifs. Family initials are stitched in the lower-left corner with her attribution: “Ann Forrest Her Sampler May the ___ Day 1757″ (there is a hole in the linen where the day was stitched). In the lower right corner, there is a pious verse. Stitches used are cross, counted satin, eyelet, and double running. Apart from a few small holes, it remains in very good condition. 11″ x 12″ sampler itself, within the chip-carved antique frame 14″ x 15”.

Also available as a kit – Ann Forrest Sampler