Louisa Coulimore: A Bristol Orphanage Sampler


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.

There are many samplers from the Bristol Orphanage and this is one of the loveliest. George Muller died a poor man in 1898 having used all of his income to provide for the orphans in his care. During his lifetime he cared for 10,024 orphans and established 117 schools which offered a Christian education to over 120,000 children. At his funeral over 100 carriages followed his hearse and thousands of people lined the route to the cemetery to honour his achievements. Louisa Coulimore was one of the orphans who benefited from his generosity. She went on to become a dressmaker and had a comfortable life. Her sampler and many of the others are exemplified by the rows of alphabets, border patterns and small pictorial motifs like the tiny bible.

Design area is 246 x 280 stitches. A beautiful addition to your Sampler collection.