Margret Gatis

The focal point of this amazing English band sampler is its knot garden, which we have never before seen depicted in quite this fashion. Traditional pattern bands feature a unique twist on brightly colored roses and rosebuds, carnations, violets, diaper patterns, and deeply cut undulating borders. Sections of whitework, and a cutwork band, complete this exceptional sampler which is worked over a combination of two and three threads of linen. Clear detailed charts and instructions are provided for all sections including the cutwork.

The sampler is now in the collection of the Embroiderers Guild of South Australia, Inc.

Origin and date: England, 1711
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 9-1/4"x 29-3/4" or 8"x26" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Montenegrin cross, cross, double running, counted
satin, trellis, eyelet, eyelet buttonhole

Kit with cotton floss: $80.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $20.00