Mary Clayton

An English schoolgirl 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.

Mary Clayton's sweet sampler is a delightful example of a young child's work. Mary tells us that she was aged nine when she completed this work. 

An imposing building first catches the eye. Maybe this was a church, a school or an orphanage as the roof is topped by a cross. Above hover two trumpeting angels signifying the voice of God and reinforcing the thought that the building is in someway connected to a church institution. The bottom section of the sampler is full of out of proportion trees, potted roses and a basket of fruit.