Scheduled: Thursday, 12:00pm – 3:45pm
Max: 15 students
Min: 8 students
“Humility Cooper was one year old when she arrived in the New World aboard the Mayflower,” in November, 1620, in the company of her aunt & uncle, and an older boy cousin. Practically nothing is known about her life in Plymouth Colony; she returned to London, in 1638/39, and died there, soon after her return…
This small – @ 4” x 16” – spot sampler is dedicated to Humility & the other immigrant children of the Mayflower, and is inspired by the spot samplers so popular in England throughout the 17th-century.
This original sampler is embroidered on 40-count off white linen, using a pleasant variety of silk & cotton threads – many of which are hand- and over-dyed. The stitches used include: backstitch, cross-stitch over one & over two, four-sided, Algerian & pulled eyelets, satin, queen & open-ended queen, Smyrna cross, stem, with a nun’s stitch edging, to name a few.
Plenty of room is allowed for you to add your own personalization, or other motifs you have collected from among your own needlework books. Please come and learn a bit more about little Humility, & maybe a new stitch or two.
Kit includes: Chart, Diagrams text instructions with finishing instructions, 40 Count off White linen, all silk and cotton threads.
Please bring extra lighting and magnification if needed.