Janet Burnet 1830
Displaying the traditional color scheme of Scottish samplers, this beautiful and delicately stitched piece also employs a variety of interesting counted thread stitches including queen, doublerunning, four-sided, back, counted satin filling, cross, Algerian eyelet, and cross over one (petit point).
Initials of family members appear after the alphabets in the upper reserve. The name M. Gowan after the attribution at the bottom most likely refers to Janet’s teacher. The maze and carnations above this hark back to seventeenth century samplers.
On 35 count linen this reproduction will most closely approximate the size of the original samplers: 11″ x 14-1/4″. It is recommended for intermediate to advanced level needleworkers.