Amanda Jewel 1816
Origin and date: St. Albans, Vermont, 1816
Linen count/finished size: 25 count, 17-1/2″x11-1/2″
Stitches: Cross, long arm cross, fishbone,
Source: The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont
This sampler was made in St. Albans, Vermont. A naturalistic four-sided floral border surrounds a central reserve with alphabets and a pictorial scene. The house is so distinctive that it is probably a depiction of Amanda’s own home. Made under the tutelage of B. Samson, the sampler makes use of a variety of stitches listed below. The brickwork of the house is stitched with a combination of regular and narrow (horizontal) cross stitches, resulting in an interesting visual effect.