Sarah Borton 1815

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.

A rural English scene is one of the beautiful features of Sarah Borton's sampler. A farmer and servant are busy building hayricks, a farmer's wife is drawing water from the well. A meandering strawberry border surrounds the scene. There are four different alphabets stitched in cross stitch,backstitch, Algerian eyelets and satin stitch along with a dividing honeysuckle border. A pretty crewel work wreath contains the verse.