Polly Phillip 1772
Origin and date: English 1772
Rated: Intermediate to Advanced
Linen count: 35 count
Finished size:, 18-1/4″ x 17″
Stitches: Cross and Tent
So much research remains to be done on the origins, schools, and teachers of English sampler making. Elements of design that must have come from the genius of particular teachers are identifiable on many samplers made with specific time periods, yet rarely is a teacher, or a location, cited on the sampler itself. This sampler was inspired by designs found on a group of English samplers made prior to 1772, which include the position and dress of the shepherdess, the design of the cow, sheep, and squirrel, and the vibrant colors.
Stitches used in this sampler are cross and tent. Thirty-three colors of floss are required, a total of eighty-three skeins, hence the price tag! Worked on 35 count linen, the finished sampler will measure approximately 18-1/4″ x 17″, and it is recommended for intermediate to advanced stitchers.