Mary Haslehurst 1776

Mary haslehurst

This sampler is probably American. Its unusual tablet-like format suggests it might have been a prototype for a pocketbook. It is worked with fairly coarse silk threads on a loosely woven homespun linen. The inscription is:

Wealth hath Wing
S and riches fly aw
Ay but godS a rock
That never will dec
Ay mary haslehur
St her work In the
Year of our lord

In shades of rush, copper, blue, green, black, cream and ivory

Origin and date: American, 1776
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 25-count. The finished piece is almost exactly the same size as the original sampler - 11-3/4"x7-1/2" Stitches: Irish (flamestitch), cross, chain, back, stem and satin.
Source: Private Collection

Kit with cotton floss: $38.00
Kit with silk floss: $60.00
Graph only: $8.00