Sarah Meek Sampler Study Box
I can remember when I bought this sampler, I was very excited as it was the first band-style sampler I had found within my budget. Stitched in the late 1800s, it very much echoes the theme of the times. Death, fear of God and child mortality were common themes in samplers during the Victorian period. There is more information about samplers generally in the guide that comes in your box.
The linen used by Sarah was not an evenweave fabric, so your version of the design may well appear slightly squarer than hers.
The antique sampler measures: 20 x 8.5in. When worked on 28-count Cashel linen the design size will be 7.75 x 20.5in.
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 (detailed instructions for this are also included)
6 in stock
6 in stock
The story of this little treasure
I have enjoyed collecting old samplers for over 20 years and love living with them hung on my walls. If only they could talk, just imagine the stories they could tell of the young stitchers creating them.
Recreating a sampler is a fascinating way to step back in time. If you would like to know more about how my Sampler Study Boxes came to be, you may enjoy this Jotting.
This sampler is part of my third mini collection of charts for you to enjoy. I have limited numbers of my previous releases available if you would like one: