Elizabeth Ginger

This sampler, from the collection of Witney Antiques in Witney, Oxfordshire, England, was featured in their December 1996 exhibit Samplers: All Creatures Great and Small. This work is extremely fine, well balanced, and accomplished, particularly for a 10-year old, featuring a heraldic lion and a unicorn, with two crowned cherubs supporting a crown of life beneath the Lord's Prayer and over the attribution. The lion, unicorn, and some strawberry and floral motifs are cross, queen, or satin stitched, then outlined in a darker color in double running stitch, a 17th century technique that defines and accentuates these shapes.

Origin and date: England, 1735
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 35 or 40 count, 18"x19" or 15-1/2x16" (please specify your choice)
Stitches: Cross, queen, eyelet, back, counted satin, double running
Source: Witney Antiques

Kit with cotton floss: $65.00
Kit with silk floss: $122.00
Graph Only: $20.00