An Acrostic Sampler
Cross Stitch Pattern

An Acrostic Sampler - Cross Stitch Pattern
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Item: SCTL-048
Type: Cross Stitch Patterns
Designer: Scarlet Letter

Note from the designer - "This sampler was reproduced from an unusual "word square" acrostic sampler made at an Orphanage in England around 1830. The more common form of acrostic is a poem where the first letter of each line forms a word (often a name, or a religious slogan) when read vertically. The term itself comes from the Greek word acros which means "at the end" and stichos, a line, such as a line of poetry. A word square acrostic is where words or phrases read the same vertically as horizontally, rather like a crossword puzzle. What is especially unusual about this piece is that the letters have been arranged to form geometric shapes. It is based upon repetitions of the phrase "I die to live forever." The only stitch required is cross stitch. ."

Stitch count is 160 x 172.

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