Product of My Needle
This is our original design, employing motifs found on American samplers of the 18th century. Most unusual is the black background entirely filled in with cross stitch, a style seen on a group of very rare Norwich, Connecticut samplers dating from the 1760’s through the 1790’s. A Greek key border, arcaded tulip band, naively shaped sheep and deer, and a variety of unusual stitches work together to make a very pleasing, if ambitious, sampler. Stitches used are cross, rice, rococo, back, satin and French knots. On 30 count linen, the finished size will be approximately 12″ x 13-1/4″.