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!).
tap..tap..tap tapping my foot waiting! Love this one.ReplyDelete
Beautiful design Diane! I can't wait to get my hot little hands on it:))ReplyDelete
Thanks for always designing beautiful things that are always a "must have" for me!
Another absolute must have! :)ReplyDelete
My compliments to your mother for stitching that piece so beautiful. I realy love this design and those colors are stunning !ReplyDelete
OH Diane, I could weep :) That is gorgeous! GORGEOUS!!!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! Your Mom did a lovely job... It is on my want list.ReplyDelete
Stunning design! I just love it!ReplyDelete
so stunning xxReplyDelete
This is such a beautiful design. Do you know who will be carrying it as a kit.ReplyDelete
Really nice work.ReplyDelete
This is one of the nicest reproduction samplers I've seen! Beautifully done Diane!!ReplyDelete
Diane this is just beautiful! I love everything about it.ReplyDelete
I absolutely LOVE this new sampler! Great colors and I also like REDS in samplers. Beautiful job Diane. Thanks so much for all your work and passion you put into your designs. pj in iowaReplyDelete
Ho yes... I love it. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely gorgeous.....can't wait to start this awesome project!ReplyDelete
This sampler is absolutely beautiful. I have to stop visiting this blog and your website because everytime I do, I add another LHN project to my already large stack. I've just started "City Stitcher, Country Stitcher" for a dear friend and I am loving it! I can't wait for my friend to see it.ReplyDelete
Absolutely Gorgeous - The colors are perfect !ReplyDelete
This is truly a beautiful piece, Diane, and I can't wait to be able to stitch it!ReplyDelete
Diane, this is beautiful! I love this verse and the design is just stunning! I do hope there is no over one in this chart as I work on Aida.ReplyDelete
The Elizabeth Hancock design is created entirely with cross stitches that are made over two threads. . . . .no over 1 stitching. :)ReplyDelete
Yea!!!! Thank you, Diane! I will put it on my wish list right now! I said I would do very few bigger pieces next year but this is a must!ReplyDelete
Not sure if first comment made it. This is just a great design.ReplyDelete
What are the dimensions of the chart?
very very beautiful !ReplyDelete
marylin from France
This is a very beautiful design. You are extremely talented, Diane. I love all of your designs.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Kaye xoxox
I think this will be my New Year's project! It is simply gorgeous!!!ReplyDelete
Love the colours, the fabric- well, everything about it! Stunning!ReplyDelete
When will this chart be available?ReplyDelete
We're shipping Elizabeth to our distributors today!ReplyDelete
This looks like a must stitch! The flower border and the middle border are my favorites. Plus it goes perfectly with my other house samplers. Can't wait to pick it up next week at my LNS.ReplyDelete
Congratulations on another winner!
This may be the design you have ever put out. I love it.ReplyDelete
What a lovely sampler!!! It is beautiful and I can't wait to get it.ReplyDelete
Just gorgeous!! I love itReplyDelete