This purse was inspired by the beautiful Ann Hullís sampler. A few years ago I saw this sampler on eBay and I was so fortunate to win the auction for it. Ann Hull stitched her sampler at the age of 11 in 1836 in England and used many motifs and symbolisms of antique samplers. Embroidered with one of the motifs of the sampler, the Ann Hullís Purse is quite sofiticated. It is stitched with silk threads from The Thread Gatherer
over hand dyed linen from Weeks Dye Works
. I also created a booch that matches with the purse and the chart is available as a separate design.
Fabric: Kudzu Over Dyed linen (20 ct): 24 x 16 in (61 x 40.5 cm) from Weeks Dye Works
Threads: hand dyed 12-stranded silk threads from The Thread Gatherer
: Aqua Clouds SNC 043, Camouflage SNC 055, Honeysuckle White SNC 144, Moon Flax SNC 143, Bronze Age Green SBC 154, Dried Thyme SNC 156, Union Blue SNC 1063.
Chartpack includes complete stitching and finishing instructions, conversions for DMC cotton threads
Stitches: Cross Stitch
Price: Ä/$ 20