SALLY MORSE CIRCA 1790

Sally Morse

This sampler comes from Searsport, Maine, and is typical of so many small American marking samplers that have survived. Made of sturdy unbleached homespun linen and stitched with vegetable-dyed silk, a stylized three-sided strawberry border surrounds alphabets, numerals and an inscription, over a more ambitious floral motif.

Origin and date: Searsport, Maine, circa 1790
Rated: Beginning
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 5"x7"
Stitches: Cross, counted thread satin
Source: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Kit with silk floss: $30.00
Graph only: $6.00

 
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