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19th Century Sampler

Cross stitch Designer: Karen Dixon

19th Century Counted Cross Stitch Sampler

This counted cross stitch kit is based on an original nineteenth century sampler. The verse was a very popular one used in the Arts & Crafts period, and can be found in many different forms, including being painted as a border on walls. During this time in particular the ethos of employing your time wisely and creatively was much in favour, and the sentiment is definitely one of the more uplifting verses from surviving samplers of this period:

"Seven hours to work, to soothing slumber seven,
ten to the world allot, and all to heaven."

This kit uses wonderful hand dyed threads giving the design a very traditional antique faded look. Using hand dyed threads your needlework project will never be a carbon copy of anyone else's because each skein is unique in itself.

The design is worked on Zweigart 28 count Brittney fabric with hand dyed stranded cotton from the Gentle Art 'Sampler' range, Crescent Colors, The Dye is Cast and Weeks Dye Works and silk from The Thread Gatherer Silk 'n Colors range. The worked area measures 9 x 6 ins (24 x 17 cm).

The counted cross stitch kit contains stranded cotton and silk threads (floss), fabric, needle, chart and instructions.

19th Century Sampler: Counted Cross Stitch Kit
Kit contains Zweigart 28 count Brittney fabric, hand dyed stranded cotton and silks, black and white symbol counted cross stitch chart, needle and instructions.
inc. VAT
(sales tax)
Approx US$ 62.76

19th Century Sampler: Counted Cross Stitch Pattern Pack
Pattern Pack contains black and white symbol counted cross stitch chart, colour photograph and instructions.
inc. VAT
(sales tax)
Approx US$ 30.67

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