Eliza's original delightful sampler was 9 x 3 inches stitched on uneven weave linen. She came up with some fancy design choices with just a couple of different types of stitches. Eliza used backstitches in the most unusual way. She also used the cross stitches to create a "pattern" by alternately changing the direction of her top cross in the light-colored border. I included close-up pictures for you. 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 Eliza who made it unique.
Design Area: 187 stitches wide by 53 stitches high.
Stitched Area: 9-1/4 inches (23.7cm) wide by 2-3/4 inches (6.7cm) high
Fabric Size: 15 inches (39cm) wide by 9 inches (22cm) high
this includes 3 inches (8cm) allowance on all sides for finishing or framing
This pattern is designed to be stitched on 40ct Sand Newcastle linen by Wichelt. You may want to test in a corner whether you like 1 or two threads. Eliza used two strands of silk.
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