Janet Burnet Sampler 1830
An historical design from the Scarlet Letter Scottish Collection.
Displaying the traditional colour scheme of Scottish samplers, this beautiful and delicately stitched piece also employs a variety of interesting counted thread stitches including queen, doublerunning, four-sided, back, counted satin filling, cross, Algerian eyelet, and cross over one (petit point).
Initials of family members appear after the alphabets in the upper reserve. The name M. Gowan after the attribution at the bottom most likely refers to Janet's teacher. The maze and carnations above this hark back to seventeenth century samplers.
On 35 count linen this reproduction will most closely approximate the size of the original samplers: 11" x 14-1/4".
Kit contains fabric, cotton or silk thread, needle and instructions.