IGR 1749 Sampler
A sampler from The Scarlet Letter historical sampler collection.
Scottish samplers are often easy to identify by similar and distinctive characteristics of design, several of which are evident on this fine and rare example. They include the illuminated lettering in the upper half, the predominant red and green colour scheme, use of Hungarian Point bargello stitch, and many groups of initials (probably of the maker's family).
Origin and date: Scottish 1769
Linen count and finished size: 35-count, unbleached linen 13-3/4"x19-3/4" 40-count, unbleached linen 12"x17-1/4" (Please SPECIFY linen size). Kit contains fabric, silk or cotton thread, needle and instructions.
Stitches: Hungarian Point bargello stitch, cross, tent, Queen, double running, running, back, rice, three different bargello (flamestitch) patterns all clearly diagrammed and explained in extensive instructions
Source: Victoria & Albert Museum, London