These two charming Sister Samplers were created in 1840. Their parents were Robert and Mary Tindale who had a large farm that did quite well. By the time the mother was 82 (dad passed away they still owned 135 acres employing 4 laborers and 3 boys. Roseannah Tindale never married and died a "Spinster". Her little sister Elizabeth married Charles Knapton and they had 3 kids. I will write more about their story in a separate blog post as there is a lot to report.
The Kit contains everything you need to complete both samplers
Chart for both samplers, enough Flower thread to stitch them both, and two pieces of 32ct Belfast linen Vintage Country Mocha linen cut approximately 15" x 17"
Rosannah’s verse (age 12)
“I give immortal praise
To God the father’s love
For all my comforts here
And better hopes above
He sent his only son
To die for sins that we have done” Elizabeth’s verse (age 9)
“The lilies of the Field
That quickly fade away
May well to us a lesson
Yield Who die as soon as they”
This design is stitched on 32ct linen with Ginnie Thompson Flower threads. Soft muted colors and a pleasing composition make them so charming, they almost have a touch of primitive.
There are no over-one areas so this sampler lends itself to linen or Aida.
Roseanna: 143 x 173 which makes the sampler 10.25 by 12.50 inches on 14ct/28ct
Elizabeth: 137 x 173 which makes the sampler 9.75 by 12.50 inches on 14ct/28ct
Cut Fabric sizes include 3 inches around all sides for finishing should be for each sampler:
14ct/28ct 16" x 18"
16ct/32ct 15" x 17"
18ct/36ct 14" x 16"
20ct/40ct 13" x 15"
Use two strands of floss when using DMC and one strand when using Flower thread.
**Flower is not recommended for smaller counts than 16/32ct
***Note there is a longer turnaround for the kits approximately 2 weeks.
This pattern consists of 18 pages of color and black/white charts.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the download process, please send me a message.
Thank you and happy stitching!
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