Bristol Berries 1 by Erica Michaels

Bristol Berries 1 by Erica Michaels

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These berries capture the essence of the beloved Bristol orphanage samplers and pay homage to those children and the Bristol orphanages. This chartpak includes the ever-present Bristol Squirrel shown full size, and another chart with a smaller squirrel sized to fit a typical linen berry.

The orphanage berry and mini sampler are a nod to the mission George Műller and his wife began in 1836. With the exception of the buildings in the designs, all of the motifs come from a sampler stitched by Maria Hancock; her original sampler is in the collection at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Finished sizes:
Full Size Squirrel - 6.75" x 11.5"
Partial Squirrel - 4" x 7".
Orphanage Mini Sampler - 5.25" x 6"

Stitch counts:
Full Size Squirrel - 121h x 205w
Partial Squirrel - 72h x 127w.
Orphanage Mini Sampler - 92w x 108h

Fabric: 18ct Aida or 36ct Linen

Floss colors:

  • Sole 100/3 Silk SMS-109
  • Weeks Dye Works Kris' Bon Bon
  • Sole Gobelins Silk SGS-945