Selura Aldrich 1819

This sampler typifies early 19th century American schoolgirl needlework with its alphabets, brief moral verse, and exuberant and disproportionate pictorial scene and borders. A Federal style house is flanked by oversized flowers and an eagle as seen from a childish perspective. The variety of stitches used makes this sampler an excellent early learning tool.

Origin and date: New England, 1819
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count: 30 count
Finished size: 10-1/4"x11-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, stem, half cross, herringbone, queen, back, Florentine, satin, stem
Source: The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont

Kit with cotton floss: $35.00
Kit with silk floss: $59.00
Graph only: $9.00