Another wonderful release from Hands Across the Sea Samplers. Their samplers are so inspiring and beautiful and the detail in them is fascinating.
The charts are in booklet form, A4 size, printed in full colour on silk art paper and illustrated with beautiful art work. These are quality collector’s items and worth having to look at even if you don't get round to stitching them. The historical notes which accompany the samplers add to their interest and collectability. All these samplers are charted for Au Ver a Soie silk with a DMC conversion.
This sampler is crammed full with out of scale animals adding a naïve charm to the pastoral scene rich with symbolism. Adam and Eve (good and evil), fancy cockerels (vigilance, pride), striped geese (conceit, watchfulness) , Stags (faithfulness ,charity), hares and rabbits (gentleness timidity, melancholy) parrots (gossip, talkativeness) and many more. It is a vibrant and colourful and will be a joy to stitch.
Design area is 347 x 358 stitches
This is a reproduction of an 1824 Sampler. The verse reads ' If solid Happiness...