The past couple of days, I have been "studying" Hannah Breed. While "studying" Hannah, here is what I have learned:
- Hannah worked this sampler when she was nine years old
- The stitches used on the sampler are Cross, Eyelet, Satin, Long-Arm Cross, Herringbone, Rococo, Lazy Daisy, Straight and Florentine.
- The reproduction sampler was worked on 25 count, natural, unbleached evenweave linen and is approximately 10" x 22"
WOW! Hannah was 9 years old! (Gulp) I'm feeling intimated Hannah.
Nine different stitches and you were 9 years old. Okay, Hannah, now I am feeling really intimated.
Time to locate my girl big britches.
First, runner up: 1800 Gift Pincushion. Cross and satin stitches.
Second runner up: M. Quertier
A lovely quaker sampler
There is a tie for Third Runner Up between Jane Atkinson and
and last but still in the running is Tudor Pincushion. Stitched on 30 ct linen in tent stitch over one thread.