Emilly Lucille by Ken Sale

Emilly Lucille

Last year I worked the Scarlet Letter’s EMILY LUCILLE sampler. Three changes that I made to it:

  1. I used my initials rather than the original
  2. It called for filling the entire background with the white silk. But in my growing collection of sampler source books I had seen another variation on this Emily Lucille sampler and the background was not filled in. It showed the design better, in my estimation. Emily Lucille must have gone to an 18th century embroidery where this was one of the standard designs.
  3. The biggest change was to the verse. I didn’t like the original, and so I found the 18th Century poet Lord Byron and worked his poem into the design.

Ken Sale
A many years eager customer of the Scarlet Letter