EUNICE MORTON 1794
A New England Sampler
This American sampler was stitched on a loosely woven homespun linen with vegetable-dyed silk threads. Despite its size and simplicity, the design is striking, delicate, and well-balanced. Eunice Morton was born in 1783 in Gorham County, Maine. Sometime in 1809-1810, she married Jesse Harding, and their first child was born in 1810. She died in 1863 in Somerset County, Maine. Stitches used in the sampler include cross, petit point, counted satin, and herringbone. On 25 count linen, the reproduction will measure the same as the original antique: 10″ x 10″. The project is recommended for any level of skill.