M Quertier 1799 Sampler - Silk Floss Kit
An historical design from The Scarlet Letter Sampler Collection.
In 1779, the Quaker Friends School at Ackworth, Yorkshire, was established for the purpose of educating young people of both sexes, and instilling the values of their Society; equality, simplicity, peace. Girls received nearly the same instruction as boys. Out of this school came a fascinating style of needlework characterised by a distinct, clear, formal style of lettering, unique symmetrical whole and fractional medallions with geometric, floral and animal motifs, a vocabulary of short sentimental expressions, and other readily identifiable spot motifs.
This particular sampler was stitched by a member of the Quertier family, Quakers from the Channel Islands. Finely embroidered with black silk on a worsted wool ground.
Origin and date: Quaker 1799
Suitable for all skill levels and is stitched entirely in cross stitch.
Kit contains 40 count linen, silk thread, needle and instructions.
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