Red Mansion House Scottish Sampler circa 1800
Origin and date: Scottish circa 1790
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, unbleached linen
Stitches: Cross Stitch
This reproduction of a Scottish sampler, formerly in the collection of The Scarlet Letter, is unsigned and undated but includes initials of the maker and presumably some of the members of her family. The peculiar spelling of certain words in the verse and the color scheme, mostly red and green point to its origin.
O Have done
this to Lett
You see What
Cair MY Parents
took of ME
Two figures in period dress, a man in a kilt and a woman, dance over the roof of a rambling red brick house. The stylized daisy border is strikingly beautiful. Stitches used are cross, double running and eyelet. On 35 count linen it will most closely approximate the size of the original sampler, 9″ x 16″. It is recommended for any skill level.
Silk Floss, Cotton Floss, Graph Only