Harriot Boardman

From Dover, Massachusetts, comes Harriot Boardman's sampler, originally worked on a distinctive green linsey-woolsey found only on some North Shore samplers. A three-sided sawtooth border surrounds alphabet and numeral tests with geometric cross bands, two deer with curiously short legs, and a pot of springing daisies below.

Origin and date: Dover, Massachusetts, 1804
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count/finished size: 25 count, 11-1/4"x18-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, satin, eyelet, stem
Source: The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Kit with cotton floss: $54.00
Kit with silk floss: $94.00
Graph only: $8.00