Friday, December 14, 2012

*NEW* Sarah E Schall 1850 & Sarah's Companion (Two Faithfully Reproduced Antique Samplers)

Found in two completely different locations, within a few months of each other, there is no historical connection between these two sweetly naïve samplers. However, there are so many similarities in condition, style, color, that I felt I had to put them together in one pattern booklet.

Sarah E. Schall was nice enough to include her name and the year, along with miscellaneous motifs and another name. Her teacher perhaps? The linen of her sampler is worn to a gauzy-thin web.

The sampler I’m calling “Sarah’s Companion” is undated and unsigned. Her linen is also worn to a soft and fragile state.

I imagine the girls that stitched these letters and motifs were of similar background and means, and most likely worked their samplers within a decade or two of each other.

I do hope you enjoy this charming pair. Just because their stitches weren’t so skilled or spectacular as many others of their time were, doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be added to the selection of authentic reproductions available today.

Sarah E. Schall 1850
Stitch Count: 106 x 98
Model stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct. Mello
Using flosses from The Gentle Art: 7019 Pomegranate, 7048 Old Hickory, 7092 Otter Creek
Frame by Valley House Primitives

Sarah’s Companion
Stitch Count: 102 x 145
Model stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct. Mello
Using flosses from The Gentle Art: 7019 Pomegranate, 7048 Old Hickory, 7060 Picnic Basket, 7061 Caramel Corn, 7080 Endive, 7092 Otter Creek
Frame by Valley House Primitives

This booklet is now available in my etsy shop, and will be going out to my distributors and the shops on my automatic shipments list soon. If you prefer to bypass etsy and order directly through me, you can send me an email: beth@heartstringsamplery.com 

2 comments:

Jen Hamilton said...

LOVE the placement of the date and the critter! So charming...

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

i am happy you rescued them - they are a part of history of course they should be remembered. hugs, Amanda