Rebecca Morris 1787
Origin and date: England, 1787
Linen count and finished size: 35 count,/19″x19-3/4″
Stitches: Cross, counted satin, tent, French knot, lazy daisy
Source: The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont
This sampler is probably English, originally worked on a fine glazed linen ground with silk flosses and human hair. A four-sided border of honeysuckle and carnation surrounds a pious verse. The lower third consists of a naive scene, where humans and animals are larger than life.