Jane Parson 1841 Sampler Kit
I found the Jane Parson Sampler in an antique shop in Massachusetts, only about two hours from where Jane was born in Hinsdale MA in June of 1823. Her being somewhat older (18) when she stitched this sampler explains the exactness of it. The border, the spaces between stitches, and the symmetry and composition were executed so well. Many sampler stitchers had difficulties aligning their border perfectly and symmetrically, Jane had mastered this.
The Kit contains:
Fifteen Fine d’Aubusson Wool full skeins from France
Tea-dyed linen (16 x 17-inch piece)
The printed chart
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There are several variations for this sampler.
Floss choices are two DMC versions, the front of the sampler and the none faded back of the sampler. Additionally, I am including the colors for Au ver a soie Fine d'Aubusson Wool as the original was stitched in wool on roughly 30ct linen with the original size being 9.25 x 10.5 On 28ct the finished piece will be 10 x 11.5. If you are using wool, I would not go smaller than 28ct otherwise the wool will be too thick, especially if you are planning on stitching over one. It might be doable in 32ct if you choose to stitch the over-one section as a half-cross stitch.
If using floss/silk, you can choose to stitch on a tiny count (measurements below)
16/32ct - 8.75 x 10 inches + 6 inches all around
18/36ct - 7.75 x 8.75 inches + 6 inches all around
20/40ct - 7 x 8 inches + 6 inches all around
46ct linen - 6 X 7 inches + 6 inches all around
The stitched Area: is 140 stitches wide by 159 stitches high
**The floss version model is stitched on 32ct beautiful beige linen, and the wool model is 28ct tea-dyed Irish linen.
The pattern consists of a color image of the finished design, instructions, and a list of floss colors; A color & black and white symbol chart spread over several A4 sheets for printing. A single page of the pattern is also included.
Thank you and happy stitching!
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