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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Question for Marsha and others...

I vaguely remember that there used to be a SL sampler called the Richmond Fire, depicting an 1800's catastrophe in Richmond, Virginia.  Anyone else remember it?  Marsha??



queenstownsamplerdesigns said...

One sampler showing the Richmond Theatre Fire that I am aware of is sampler by Sally Clark Washington, dated December 26, 1811, is Figure 12, page 9 in Kim Ivey's book, "In the Neatest Manner: The Making of the Virginia Sampler Tradition". It is in the Valentine Museum Collection, 81.119.
I don't know if it was reproduced.

Inguna said...

I saw this The Scarlet Letter reproduction kit for sale on ebay just a few days ago. It was gone in a day or two.

Inguna said...

And if you don't have a book that Barbara mentioned, you can still see a picture of original here:

Scarlet Letter said...

I reproduced this with permission of the Valentine Museum in Richmond, VA, some years ago. The design was silk screened onto linen; i.e. it was not stitched using the counted thread technique. Unfortunately the printed linen is long gone but I still have a few charts available, if you can figure out how to transfer the sketched design onto linen.