Robine’s Souvenir Sampler Study Box
Studying old embroideries really puts you in the shoes of the stitcher. I have always been fascinated by samplers and am always a bit overwhelmed by the thought that the stitchers were so young. I thought you might enjoy studying samplers too, so I have put together a small selection of charts, histories, and luscious photos of favourites from my own collection. Each one is a little piece of history you can recreate for yourself.
I bought this striking but slightly damaged red sampler at auction some years ago. It caught my eye because I love alphabets and it was seeing stitched alphabets that started my passion for samplers.
This design is a joy, despite being stitched in just one colour. Not having to change colours gives you more time to appreciate each little motif – my favourites are the little bird carrying a letter and the crossed keys on the top right.
In your lovely JG Book Box, you will find:
- A large picture of your sampler
- The beautifully printed chart made up of three x A3 sheets
- A copy of my book Stitching your own Little Piece of History
- A gold-plated needle
- Faux-ivory thread holder with two shades of thread for an optional folded hem
4 in stock
4 in stock
The story of this little treasure