Elizabeth Eyles 1799 - reproduction Sampler by The Scarlett Letter

January 1st 2022 Stitch Along for Laura from the famous Brenda & Laura on Floss Tube

This sweet English sampler is the first I’ve ever seen with a border made up of flying cherubs. It also features a “geode” (mosaic) parrot- a distinctively stylized bird that appears on other samplers made in England, New England, and the Netherlands throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The verse is:

All you my frends who now expect
To see a piece of work thus performed
By me cast but a smile on this my
Mean endeavour ill strive to mend and
Be obedient ever. Elizabeth Eyles aged
9 years march the 9 1799

Stitches used in the sampler are full cross, long arm cross and counted satin. On 35 count linen the finished reproduction will measure approximately 13″ x 15-1/2″, and is recommended for any skill level.

Stitch count: 224 x 270

DMC Thread Pack available 

223, 224, 310, 414, 436, 502, 518, 610, 612, 738, 746, 780, 832, 869, 890 x 2, 3052

Soie D'alger thread pack available:

Creme, Noir, 124, 526, 1012, 1836 x 2, 1844, 2234, 2245, 2611, 3723, 3833, 3844, 4235, 4623, 3835

Fabric: Called for linen is 35 count Permin 'Lambswool' - 50cm x 70cm 



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