Dutch 1773 Sampler
An historical design from The Scarlet Letter Sampler Collection.
This letterndoek (lettering) form of Dutch sampler appears from the late 17th through the early 19th century. It is easy to recognise by its horizontal shape, and beautifully illuminated lettering, interspersed with various symbolic shapes and Biblical motifs. The colour scheme used on so many of these samplers is usually muted, and pastel. The large, prominent initials are often found on Friesland (a province in northern Holland) samplers. The pictorial motifs on this example, including the Spies of Canaan, usually appear only on later 18th century Dutch samplers.
Stitches used are cross, double running, eyelet, and back.
Kit contains 35 count hand dyed linen (The Scarlet Letter's own exclusive weave), silk or cotton thread, needle and instructions.
Finished size: 25-1/2"x14"
Suitable for all levels.
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