Bear the Cross Patiently (Mounted Bristol Board Bible Text)

1 in stock

This large Biblical text has been stitched in counted satin stitch and the standard of the stitching is very high indeed. With the embellished capital letter B and the inserted cross motif, this is a very striking piece.

I have remounted the stitched piece in acid-free card ready for framing. The text measures 19.5 x 7in (49.5 x 18cm). This will be supplied as seen ready for you to frame.


1 in stock

1 in stock


The story of this little treasure

Bristol Board or ‘stitching paper’ was made in England during the nineteenth century as early as 1840 and Victorians used it to work bookmarks, needle cases, pincushions, glove and handkerchief boxes, notebook covers, greetings cards and Biblical texts.

It could be stitched, folded, glued and cut to make pretty cross stitch projects and used to fill scrapbooks and treasure albums. I have collected items stitched on early perforated paper for many years and these include samplers, bookmarks and needle cases.