Louisa Coulimore 1875

This sampler is a traditional example of a Redwork Bristol from the later 1870's. Usually the alphabets go from larger to smaller but Louisa started and ended with large letters. She included lots of border bands. The familiar large crown and Bible motif are found in many Redwork Bristols.

Louisa's sampler is not dated. The girls typically stitched their samplers when they were 14-15 years of age. Since she left the orphanage in 1877 at age 16, we can guess that she stitched her sampler around 1875.

The original sampler is in a private collection.

This sampler has been charted for stitchers. You can purchase a chart from a needlework store or directly from Hands Across The Sea Samplers.

Orphan Story

Louisa's story can be found on the Hands Across The Sea Samplers website.

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