The original Elizabeth Hancock Sampler was created in 1831 in England. As I have done previously, I took the original and made a new sampler, one that I think you will love, love, love! For me this totally looks like an LHN sampler which is why I like it as much as I do. Elizabeth and I must be related!
You must know that I love the color red. . . . . . I couldn't resist this color palette!
The stitching is in Belle Soie with a hand dyed cotton color conversion provided.
Stitched on 30 count Weeks Dye Works Straw linen.
The stitching, including errors have been duplicated as they were found on the original sampler. However I made this design smaller than the original and left off the bottom portion. Her name was then moved up into place to complete the design. Everything you see in the photo above, down to the star border is exactly as it appeared originally. Nothing has been moved in that upper portion but because of the changes we are calling this a reproduction/adaptation sampler.
The pattern itself includes a photo of the original and some details concerning the design. Mom stitched this for me and it now hangs in her home where she can see it every day. It looks beautiful with her English styled living room but would look great in my home too!
This design will ship mid-month along with our last ornament of the year (photo coming soon!).