On March 19th some 196 years ago, a young girl named Eliza Rule placed the last stitches into her sampler. We do not know where Eliza was born or the life she led. Whether it was long or short, happy or sad, fulfilling or disappointing? However, we do know that she was a fine needleworker with a good eye for colour and placement. Her teacher would have praised her work, and we are sure that her parents would have been proud of “the first effort” of their daughter’s hand.
Stitch Count: 239 x 285
Stitches used: Cross Stitch over 2 threads with the text over 1 thread
Linen: Legacy Linen in Woven Sedge (model) or Weeks Dyeworks Confederate Gray
Threads: 16 colours with conversions given for DMC and Au Ver a Soie in soie d’Alger and 100.3