American Quaker Band Sampler 1803
An historical design from The Scarlet Letter Sampler Collection.
This is a classic example of an American sampler that has been strongly influenced by needlework design taught at Quaker schools. Likely it was not worked at one of the Quaker schools that flourished from New York to Virginia for more than two hundred years: the linen is coarser than what was supplied by the schools, and the workmanship is somewhat crude. The Roman style alphabets and partial floral/geometric medallions, however, definitely suggest Quaker influence.
Stitches used are cross, long-arm cross, eyelet, and queen.
Kit contains 25 count linen, silk or cotton floss, needle and instructions.
Suitable for all levels.
Finished size: 19" x 7-1/4"
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