Martha Wilkins

An English Band Sampler. The seventeenth century is considered the Golden Age of samplermaking in England. Samplers created during this period exhibited exquisitely varied stitches, in combination with sophisticated design and color schemes. Martha Wilkin's band sampler exhibits many of these popular contemporary patterns, including diaper motifs, stylized carnations, acorns, grape and vine leaves, pineapples, daisies, and roses.

Origin and date: England, 1699
Rated: Advanced
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 6"X20"
Stitches: Ubiquitous cross, Montenegrin cross, algerian eyelet, double running satin, back, seeding, eyelet, some whitework techniques.
Source: Privately owned

Kit with cotton floss: $70.00
Kit with silk floss: $120.00
Graph only: $20.00
Finished Model: $1250.00