I Had a Father Kind and True Alice Clark 1844 Cross Stitch Chart by Cross Stitch Antiques

I Had a Father Kind and True Alice Clark 1844 Cross Stitch Chart by Cross Stitch Antiques

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This amazingly beautiful sampler was purchased from an auction dealer in Yorkshire, England. Since only the name and year are provided, it is unfortunately difficult to find out anything about the original stitcher. The beautiful red and green tones and many motifs of florals and fruitful trees symmetrically surround Adam and Eve, a snake and the Tree of Life. The stitcher tells us she was fourteen when she stitched her sampler and charmingly misspelled several words. The religious verse reads:

“I had a father kind and true, Whose face no more I see, Ye who have father kind to you, a moment think on me. Why should we morn departed friends, or shake at deaths alarm, tis but the voice that Jesus sendes to call us to his arms. And set the Lord still in my sight, And trust him over all, for he doth stand at my righ hand, Therefore I shall not fall. Alice Clark work aged 14, In the Year of Our Lord, 1844.”

Model Stitched on 46ct Old Sheep Linen by XJude Designs

-Stitch count 491w x 486h (21.34" x 21.13")

-Au Ver A Soie 100.3 silk floss used with DMC equivalents listed as well:

 

 AVAS / DMC  AVAS / DMC
 531 / 935  060 / 152
 536 / 221  508 / 898
 580 / 3012  621 / 927
 523 / 3831  211 / 739
 cream / ecru  188 / 844
 142 / 677  328 / 3013
 565 / 522  196 / 642
 156 / 437  329 / 734
 072 /598  664 / 321