Winds on the Wold
Linen count/finished size: 35 count, 13-1/4″x16-3/4″
Stitches: Turkeywork, cross, tent, queen, stem, satin, straight
Inspiration: Early 19th century American samplers
This is our original design, a sampler to keep you warm (and busy) all winter long, featuring the look of verre iglomise (reverse painted glass) in cross stitch around the outer border. The verse says:
Wind’s on the wold*/The night is a ‘cold/ And the river runs chill twixt mead and hill/ But kind and dear is the old house here/ And my heart is warm midst winter’s harm.
The grass is done with turkeywork – a rughooking stitch that produces a wonderful three-dimensional woolly appearance.
* Wold means meadow