Catharine Van Boskirks 1825 Sampler Pattern PDF

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  • Young Catharine Van Boskirks embroidered this American sampler ca. 1825 when she was only 15 years old. The adorable beehives and snowdrops are what drew me to this sampler instantly. It was stitched with silk thread on linen fabric. It is a one-of-a-kind antique piece and it is beautiful as it is. Since this will be a new addition, I adjusted some of the stitches to fit current designs. We can leave all the quirkiness in honor of sweet Catharine who made it unique.

  • Design Area:  247 Wide stitches wide by 179 stitches high.

    Stitched Area: 17-3/4 inches (44.8cm) wide by 12-3/4 inches (32.5cm) high

    Fabric Size: 24 inches (60cm) 19 inches (48cm) high

    this includes 3 inches (8cm) allowance on all sides for finishing or framing

    The measurements given in the pattern are for 14/28ct fabric. It also lends itself to Aida cloth as it uses only cross stitch and a few back stitches. This would look stunning on smaller count linen even up to 36 or 40 ct. The Current model was stitched on 36ct Duxbury by FAR (Fox and Rabbit) as it is not a colorfast fabric and I rinsed it to lighten it up a bit. It is normally much darker and splashier.

    This pattern PDF consists of 16 pages of color and black/white charts. It is an instant download so you can start stitching today!
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    Thank you and happy stitching!

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