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MP 1733 by The Scarlet Letter

MP 1733 by The Scarlet Letter


This sampler illustrates many traditional seventeenth-century techniques and designs.  Stitches used are double running/back stitch, counted satin, eyelet, cross, and petit point, and the traditional double running stitch motifs include clasped hands, stars, strawberries, pansies, artichokes, and a wonderful big green frog.  On 30 count linen, the reproduction will be almost the same size as the original antique sampler- 9″ x 18″. This is an excellent project for those interested in learning seventeenth-century needlework techniques.  The pattern is easy to follow in full color, the stitches are not complicated and are clearly diagrammed.  It is recommended for any skill level.

Marsha has been reproducing samplers longer than pretty much anyone.  I was lucky to tour her farmstead back in the 90s, and it continues to be a memorable day.  Her reproduction charts are thorough, and come with stitch diagrams.  Please know that many of them are hand-drawn charts, but they are easy to read, and so, so fun to stitch!

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