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American Quaker Sampler stitched by Krista


Sunday, 23 February 2014

Band 2 - Ellenor Wykcs

This has been a busy week and I have been wearing my Nana hat again so stitching time has been reduced. I did manage to acheive my goals of Band 2 on Ellenor and Band 3 on EK.

These bands are very similiar.

I was wondering if there are any facsimiles available to view online of the pattern books stitchers used to create some of the orginal samplers?



Elizabeth said...

I am so impressed Nicola with the speed you stitch at. These samplers are beautiful.

Jennifer Cameron said...

The colours in Ellenor are gorgeous and I love EK. I got the chance to see The original EK in the flesh at the fitzwilliam museum. My husband has the photos on his phone so need to work out how to get them posted. It is as stunning in real life as your version is.

Babs in Alabama said...

Such beautiful work! The colors so brilliant :)

Debbie Bauer said...

Both are gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant on Ellenor! Nana days really are fun aren't they.

Bethany said...

If you get an answer to your question, it would be nice to share. I sorry I can't help. Thank you for all the wonderful closeup photo's. It really is great to view such detail.....

Dianne said...

There are quite a few good resources online :) The Antique Pattern Library is an amazing source of free vintage pattern books, not only for cross-stitch and embroidery, but also for knitting, crocheting, dressmaking, etc. http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/ The APL also has a Yahoo group.

The charts at this site have many French sources and others too:

And here's another site with some Sibmacher pattern resources in her links: http://flowersoftheneedle.com/ Not sure if that's quite what you're looking for, but they might be a start.

Dianne said...

P.S. - your work on this sampler is looking brilliant so far :) You're an inspiration, Nicola!