Mary Ann Michell circa 1810
Finished size: 17-1/2″x14″
Rated: Beginning to Intermediate
Mary embroidered this beautiful sampler at the age of ten, bearing tribute to her skill as well as that of her teacher. The border is precisely arranged, the stitching meticulously executed. The colors on the front of the original sampler are as brilliant as those seen on our reproduction, in a huge palette of color. The original sampler was displayed in a 1998 exhibition at Witney Antiques titled “How Fragrant the Rose”. The sampler was formerly in the collection of Carrie B. Neely, then the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
The only stitch required to work this beautiful sampler is cross stitch.