This beautiful sampler in Colonial Williamsburg's collections is attributed to Frances Burwell, who probably received her needlework education in or near Yorktown, Virginia. Worked circa 1760 in an earlier band format, the patterns in the top half of the sampler are characteristic of ones found on samplers from the 17th and early 18th centuries. The old-fashioned approach to sampler making is typical of colonial Virginia samplers.
This Frances Burwell Sampler Kit includes 35 count linen, D.M.C. floss, and instructions. Use cross stitch, double running stitch, Algerian eye, rice, satin, and stem stitches, with buttonhole , Montenegrin and other accent stitches.
- Sampler Pattern Attributed to Frances Burwell
- Original Circa 1760
- 35 Count Linen
- DMC Floss and Instructions Included
- Variety of Stitches Used
- Approximate Finished Size 7"W x 21"H