Emma Miles 1848
Origin and date: England 1848
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count linen, 17″x17-1/2″ or 14-3/4″x15-1/2″
Stitches: Cross, tent, counted satin and eyelet stitches
FINISHED MODEL ONLY
The original sampler, made in England in 1848, was stitched in cross, tent, counted satin and eyelet stitches on an extremely fine glazed linen of approximately 50 threads to the inch, measuring 12-1/4 inches square. It is unusual to find such a meticulously and finely worked sampler with this late a date. Most interesting is the detailed band of holly worked across the center of the sampler. The border flowers are filled in with counted thread satin stitch, and the tiny vignettes of Adam and Eve are done in tent stitch over one thread of linen.