And All Was For An Appil Sampler circa 1610
An historical design from the Scarlet Letter Collection.
An early Adam and Eve legend was a more popular theme on samplers after the early eighteenth century, which is why this earlier example is quite rare and unusual. This canvaswork design was adapted from a rather primitive grospoint canvaswork picture, showing a guilty pair in their newly profaned garden. Oversized birds, insects and animals stand transfixed around them drawing focus to their loss of innocence. Even the fearsome sun and groggy moon convey their displeasure and shock.
Origin and date: England, circa 1610
Suitable for all skill levels.
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 13-1/4"x16-3/4". Kit contains fabric, silk or cotton thread, needle and instructions.
Stitches: Entirely in cross stitch with the verse in counted satin stitch
Source: Derivative design