THE FOUR SEASONS

Four Seasons

Another one of our original sampler designs takes its inspiration from such diverse sources as a Middle English poem, and early 19th century English and American pictorial samplers and naive paintings of livestock. The design begins in autumn, and proceeds along a path signposted with the four lines of a cryptic early English poem, translated here:

KEEP WELL X (the 10 commandments)
FLEE FROM VII (the 7 deadly sins)
RULE WELL V (your 5 senses)
AND COME TO HEAVEN

We pass through winter, into spring and summer, and end with the symbolic river of life flowing across the bottom.

Rated: Intermediate
Linen count/finished size: 25 count, 23"x14"
Stitches: Cross, Gobelin, back, queen, stem

Kit with cotton floss: $50.00
Kit with silk floss: $99.00
Graph only: $12.00

 
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