ELIZABETH RAWLINS 1735 FROM THE COLLECTION OF THEFITZWILLIAM MUSEUM CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND

Elizabeth Rawlins

An unusual four-sided counted satin stitch border surrounds two verses and the Lord's Prayer on this finely preserved English Sampler. At least two other very similar samplers are known to us, suggesting the existence of a teacher who was a proponent of this sampler format. One is pictured in Samplers by Averil Colby, fig. 106, worked by Mary Whitehead in 1740; the other is ex-collectio The Scarlet Letter, with a nearly identical scene of hillocks and birds as well as the same border, by Elinor Brown and dated 1733.

Origin and date: English 1735
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 40-count, 18"x14-1/4"
Stitches: Cross, tent, eyelet, counted satin, lazy daisy, chain, diamond eyelet, four-sided, back, stem, and smyrna cross

Kit with cotton floss: $69.00
Kit with silk floss: $115.00
Graph only: $15.00
Finished Model: $1200.00

 
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