This elegant flower garden sampler with its dainty crowns, attentive dogs and hungry little birds is thought to date from the early nineteenth century.
The original stitcher chose to remain anonymous and not date their work, but the style of motifs, colours and linen used strongly resembles samplers dated between 1800 and the late 1830s.
To maintain the feel of the original, we've kept all oddities in this reproduction - be aware that not all the motifs line up with each other or are as symmetrical as you might expect!
This chart pack includes clear diagrams and step-by-step instructions for you to reproduce the whole sampler, or pull out individual motifs to decorate a pincushion, needle-case or greetings card.
Stitch count: 246 x 221
Stitches used: cross stitch, three-quarter cross stitch
Chart pack contents: colour pictures of original sampler, chart and diagrams of all stitches used.
Materials required: 36ct Zweigart Cream linen, DMC six-strand cotton, DMC Light Effects, DMC Cotton Perle No.5