A rare and historic Irish Quaker sampler stitched in the style of the Mountmellick, Ireland Quaker school by the superintendent’s young daughter, while a student there or shortly after, sharing a number of common and distinctive elements found on other samplers known to have been worked at Mountmellick.
Model stitched on 46 count Old Sheep by XJude Designs with 8 shades of Au Ver A Soie 100/3 silks.
Stitch Count: 290 w x 468 h
Cross Stitch over two and over one for name and verse.
Conversions to NPI, DMC and Cosmo provided. DMC threads - 319;3777;3051;975;437;581;310;Ecru.
Alternative Cosmo threads are 320;467;925;130;307;2631;600;305.
Threads available separately.
This is the verse:
O may I with myself agree,
And never covet what I see!
Content me with an humble shade,
My passions tam’d, my wishes laid;
For while our wishes wildly roll,
We banish quiet from the soul:
“Tis thus the busy beat the air,
And misers gather wealth and care