Scheduled: Thursday, 11:00am – 1:45pm
Max: 25 students
Min: 8 students
This 14 ½” x 14 ½” Scottish sampler in Giulia’s private collection was worked by Isabella Sinclair in 1827 completely in silk threads. The red and three different shades of green are strong indicators of its Scottish origin. Other silks incorporated in this vibrant sampler are colours of steel blue, light blue, black, bronze, purple, dark yellow and cream. The sampler is a complete collection of Scottish trademark motifs starting from the four upper rows of alphabets and family initials with curlicues. The half lower part of the sampler depicts a centrally located red house surrounded by two handled urns with five flowers, fan-tiled peacocks and trees. Other beautiful motifs scattered throughout the sampler are birds, dogs, rabbits, vases with fruits and geometrical floral motifs. Five large geometrical floral motifs with curlicues worked in Holbein stitch are stitched in the upper part of this section. At the bottom are two names, Margret Mc N in read, Isabella Sinclair in green and the year 1827 in red. Two simple and tiny geometrical borders surround the sampler.
Our reproduction is worked on 35-count Italian ecru linen and beautiful silk threads. The stitches used include Cross-stitch over two and over one, Holbein stitch, back stitch, pulled Eyelet stitch, Algerian Stitch. Stitching instruction as well as information about the sampler motifs and symbolisms will be included.
Kit includes: Chart pack with instructions and color charts, 35ct Ecru Linen Etruria from Sotema, Italy, 11 silk threads from The Thread Gatherer.