Gold 1870

The original sampler size is: 8 inches wide x 11 inches high.

This sampler was stitched over 2 threads on an uneven-weave cotton fabric that was 75+ threads per inch. The entire piece was worked in Cross stitch with approximately 38 full stitches per inch.

This sampler has the traditional format of a Redwork piece stitched with multicolored threads. Because of it's size, and the motifs and alphabets used, we can guess that it was stitched about 1870 or a little later. The gold color is very different than what you normally see in Bristol samplers. The format is traditional from top to bottom. The motifs seen stitched here are common in multicolored samplers. Someone displayed this sampler proudly because the colors are a little faded.

This sampler is in a private collection. Picture used with permission.

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