Sarah Dutnel 1818
At age nine in 1818, Sarah Dutnel created this unusual “tree of life” sampler. A traditional carnation and tulip border in subtle, earthy shades of gold, brown, and cream surrounds the tree. Dogs, deer, birds, stars, potted plants, trees and flowers flank the base of the tree. The sampler is unusual in its absence of alphabets.
Stitches used are cross and counted satin. Kit comes with 35 count linen. Please note that the graph is printed in full color to make it much easier to do the counted satin filling stitches. On 35 count linen, the sampler will measure approximately 16″ x 18-1.2″.
Photos of the sampler taken by Barbara Hutson.