The Dressmaker's Sewing Kit Cross Stitch Chart by Heartstring Samplery

The Dressmaker's Sewing Kit Cross Stitch Chart by Heartstring Samplery

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Beth says: "

I have a sweet and grubby unfinished antique sampler in my collection, stitched in 1881 by Jane Charter of Longstowe, England. After graphing her sampler, I created a “finished” adaptation as well as these little projects to go along with it. Jane lived what appears to be a typical life for her age and station, but a life marked by the loss of brother and father by the time she was 17. At age 19, she was living in the home of her new step-father and working as a Dressmaker in Cambridge. These little projects are what I imagine she might have made for her sewing kit, had she the time and materials, pulling from her original sampler the motifs she learned as a child.

Stitch Count Tray: 93 x 82

Stitch Count Drum: 180 x 71

Stitch Count Needlebook: 164 x 60

Models stitched with one thread over two.

Fox and Rabbit Hogbristle (Tray and Needlebook on 32 count, Drum on 36 count)

Threads by Classic Colorworks: Blue Corn, Cinnamon Toast, Joshua Tree, Onion Skin

Threads by DMC: Ecru

Threads by Weeks Dye Works: Bee’s Knees, Cocoa, Grape Vine, Tarragon