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.
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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