Note from the designer - "There is so much going on in this fascinating English sampler that it's hard to know where to begin looking. Apart from the somewhat conventional Adam and Eve at the top center, adorable flying cherubs flank them and the apple tree, bearing gold rings and sprays of flow... Read more
Note from the designer - "In the upper register of this finely stitched English sampler there is featured an unusual vignette of Adam and Eve beneath the tree of life (with a menacing black faced serpent) flanked by mirror image brick cottages (his and hers?), followed by a pious verse:
Note from the designer - "This wonderful English sampler has to be an original inspired composition by a very clever young girl with a singular artistic vision! Potbellied cherubs fly trumpeting alongside a doughy, asexual Adam and Eve, beneath whom perch an enormous plumed Bird of Paradise on a... Read more
Note from the designer - "So many unusual and enigmatic features were left by Ann Carbutt on her sampler, made when she was sixteen years old, very likely in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname "Carbutt" is first found in Cheshire after the Norman Conquest. Variations of the name i... Read more
"What is this that thou has done? Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field." Model stitched on 36 count Vintage Light Examplar using Needlepoint Inc. and Gloriana threads. DMC conversions are 221 937 3013 733 3774 161 3781 3787 3371 931 3047 470 3011 833 ecru 827 223 162 648 831 3051 780 729 300 746 935 304 779. Stitch count: 417W x 190H.
Note from the designer - "ANN WHITTAKER created an almost comically theatrical sampler depicting Adam and Eve, angels, pious verses, and elaborate meandering vines beneath dramatic multi-colored draperies and tassels. Hovering over the verse which is framed by large columns, are two angels with ... Read more
"Eden was a Paradise." Part 2 of an 8 part series. Model is stitched on 36 count Wren Linen by Picture this Plus using Gentle Art Sampler Threads or DMC floss (3031, 3799, 3348, 223, Ecru, 610, 869, 221, 937, 612, 3829, 828, 834, 950, 469, 829) Stitch Count: 170W x 100H
Note from the designer - "This unusual sampler is probably of Scottish origin. The distinctive French-inspired mansion house and the peacocks are commonly found on Scottish samplers. Adam and Eve are realistically stitched in the Garden, by effectively working two quite simple stitches together:... Read more
Model stitched one over two on 40 Ct. Summer Khaki using Au Ver A Soie - Soie d'Alger Thread (or DMC floss 666, 335, 3685, 778, 315, 209, 503, 890, 580, 731, 830, 780, 725, 745, 606, 300, 3779, 3371, 310). Also required, but not listed above #4626 from Au Ver A Soie - Soie d'Alger Thread. Specialty ... Read more
Model stitched over 2 threads on 36 Ct. Apple Butter linen by Dixie Sampler (or fabric of your choice) with Weeks Dye Works floss and Gentle Art Sampler threads (or DMC 3011, 221, 3863, 3021, 610). Stitch Count: 239W x 239H. "Satan their Prince soon laid a snare for Adam and Eve, that happy pair. They sinned against their God's advic, and lost the sweets of paradise."
"The serpent deceived me and I ate." Model stitched on 32 Ct. Beige linen with Weeks Dye Works floss, Gentle Art Sampler threads, Classic Colorworks and Valdani floss. Stitch Count: 105W x 132H. Design Size: 7" x 9"
"Eve's Pinkeep" stitched on 32 Ct. Winter's Brew linen with Gentle Art Sampler threads Burlap, Pomegranate, Sarsaparilla & Woodrose. Stitch Count: 23x36. "The Gift is Small" stitched on 32 Ct. Winter's Brew with Gentle Art Sampler threads Burlap, Pomegranate & Woodrose. S... Read more
"Commit they works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established. Rebekah Alldridge her work in the eight year of her age - July the 13 1816." Model stitched over 2 threads on 40 Ct. Eucalyptus linen by Fox and Rabbit Designs with Weeks Dye Works and Classic Colorworks floss. Stitch Count: 204W x 159H. Finished size:
This is a reproduction of an antique English sampler made by Hannah Hammond in 1845. Model stitched over 2 threads on 32 Ct. Cocoa linen with Gentle Art Sampler threads and Weeks Dye Works floss (or DMC 935, 3328, 612, 760, 613, 433, 420, 3828, 407, 829, 543, 3047, 422, 950, 370, 3726, 632, 221, 3011, 3032, 3777, 3064). Stitch Count: 192W x 206H. Finished size: 12" x 12 3/4".
"Our infant years like budding flowers require a skillful hand. Short and uncertain are the hours we have at our command." Model stitched over 2 threads on 40 Ct. Confederate Gray linen from Weeks Dye Works with Au Ver A Soie Silk floss (1746, 1843, 2126, 2214, 3426-2skeins, 3431, 3815, 3821... Read more