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.
Susanna finished her beautiful sampler in 1843 when she was only 10 years old. She was born in Faversham, a historic market town in Kent that was renowned for its beer production. Hops feature profusely in the meandering border of the sampler together with vases of flowers and a large basket with an overblown rose and daffodil. Two cheeky larks sing proudly amongst the brambles. Susanna was a fine embroiderer with an excellent eye for colour.
This is a reproduction of an 1824 Sampler. The verse reads ' If solid Happiness...