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 the current designs. We can leave all the quirkiness in honor of sweet Catharine who made it unique.
The measurements given in the pattern are for 14/28 ct fabric. It also lends itself to Aida cloth as it uses only cross stitches and a few back stitches.
Design Area: 247 Wide stitches wide by 179 stitches high.
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
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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