Linen: 35 count
Skill level: Any
After an early 18th Century American needlework picture
The design of this piece was inspired by fine examples of early eighteenth century American and English needlework pictures. A picture like this would have been stitched as a painting, with great attention to detail, shading, color, and composition. While the individual elements seem out of scale (the draft horse, the rider’s elongated arm, the attenuated bodies of the animals as well as their relative size and position), the overall effect is harmonious and idyllic. The needlework can be stitched in cross stitch over one or two threads of linen. Over two threads, on 35 count linen, as the model has been stitched, it will measure approximately 17-1/4″ x 13-1/4″. Stitched in cross stitch over one thread of linen, it will measure approximately 8-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ on 35 count linen. The kit is supplied with sufficient linen and floss to complete the piece in cross stitch over two threads of linen.
The frame for this sampler was custom made by Hog River Frames.