Hornbook Bestiary

The figures depicted on this original design were derived from wood block engravings of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The format of the hornbook follows actual examples from the late 18th century. Hornbooks functioned as primers, used to teach young children their letters. Defined, very basically, by Dr. Johnson, hornbooks were "...the first book of children, covered with horn to keep it unsoiled." Executed entirely in tent, or cross stitch, the piece can be stitched over one or two threads of linen. The kit is supplied with enough material to finish it in tent stitch over one thread of linen.

Turkey ChartNovember contest was solved by Marjie.
If you click on the turkey drawing, you will find a large turkey charted from a mid nineteenth century American sampler.


Linen: 35 count
Finished size: 12-1/2"x6-1/4"
Rated: Beginning

Kit with cotton floss: $62.00
Kit with silk floss: $130.00
Graph only: $14.00