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.
Elizabeth made good use of her linen choosing many beautiful motifs to fill her sampler. There are three sections contained within a meandering vine which is heavily laden with a profusion of violas, star flowers and snowdrops.
The top section contains a verse popular with young sampler makers. It is flanked with urns bursting with a profusion of flowers.
In the middle section there are various birds including a distinguished green parrot and what could be a chaffinch. They all face towards a a pretty central cartouche which surrounds her name and age.
On the bottom section we find a magnificent Temple of fame nestled between two lofty fruiting trees. Butterflies, moths, bugs, birds, crowns, stars, deer, dogs and lions fill this section