A Bristol Orphange Sampler
A sampler worked in the Muller New Orphan Homes of Bristol, England. There are a few Bristol orphanage samplers around and they are interesting as they all have the same elements but each with the maker's own personal arrangement giving it her stamp.
This one measures in stitches 282w x 312h and the original was worked on 60# linen. Such fine linen is no longer available but you can choose whatever you like to work on best. the finer the better.
This is a reproduction of an 1824 Sampler. The verse reads ' If solid Happiness...