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The Wind Blows Sampler
The Wind Blows Sampler

A reproduction historical sampler kit from the Scarlet Letter Collection. Choose to stitch in cotton or silk.

Inspired by seventeenth century English band samplers, as well as sixteenth century Italian sculptural motifs, this sampler was created by the Scarlet Letter as a memorial to a dear friend who died too soon.

The queen and king assume the stance of Adam and Eve under the Tree of Life with a starry sky above, the sun peeking through the clouds above. Flanked by mazes and stylised lions and dragons, the main verse, written by Henry King (1592-1669) was first published in 1664:

The wind blows out the bubble dies
The spring entomb'd in Autumn lies
The dew dries up: the starre is shot
The flight is past and man forgot

The sampler closes with an excerpt from a poem titled "The Widower's Tango" by Neruda/Walsh:

What an enormous night, what a lonely earth!

Stitches used in the sampler are cross, double running, eyelet, counted satin, back, Montenegrin cross and French knots.

On 35 count linen it will measure approximately 9" x 26".

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The Wind Blows Sampler

The Wind Blows Sampler

The Wind Blows Sampler

The Wind Blows Sampler

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