In God We Trust (Mounted Bristol Board Bible Text)

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If you have watched any period dramas on the BBC, you will have seen framed images of Bristol Board (stitching, or perforated paper) with Bible extracts stitched in cross stitch or satin stitch. This Victorian example is in very good condition and has been newly mounted in a sympathetic acid-free mount ready to be framed. The text is worked in satin stitch to a very high standard and is complete.

The text measures 16.25 x 5.5in (41.5 x 14cm). It is supplied as seen ready for you to add your own 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.