What drew the designer to this sampler at first was the lovely bold rose border. Then, she learned it was stitched by a boy 180 years ago, which made it extremely rare. Most boys, then and now, would rather be off doing other things. The model was stitched for her also by a male stitcher, the incredibly talented Robert Smith who insisted on doing it in the wools just like the first stitcher used.
Threads:- Gentle Arts Simply Wool Colours: SchoolHouse Red, Faded Rose, Avocado, Cinnamon, Walnut, Piney Woods, Oatmeal, Old Red Paint, Forest Glade, Summer Shower, Soot & Barn Grey.
A DMC Conversion is provided
Stitch count is 167 x 176.
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