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Elizabeth Beaven 1835  - Reproduction sampler by Hands Across the Sea Samplers

It has been a delight to reproduce this colourful and whimsical sampler which was stitched by Elizabeth Furniss in 1836 (during the reign of William IV) when she was 13 years of age.

There are several girls with this name born around 1823 and it is impossible to say with any certainty which Elizabeth is our stitcher. The surname of “Furnass” is of Old Norse-Viking origins, and is a locational name from Furness, a district on the south coast of what is now Cumberland.

The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability and is worked entirely in cross-stitch over 2 threads, only the text and two small lambs are over 1 thread.

Elizabeth’s well-known verse, stitched across three lines at the top of the sampler, straddles a central cartouche which bears her name and age.

Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first effort of a females hand
And has(sic) her fingers on the canvass (sic) move

Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children may she have a part
And write thy Name thyself upon her heart

This verse is attributed by some to John Newton (1725 – 1807), best known for the hymn “Amazing Grace”. It is said that he wrote it for the sampler of his niece. It has also been suggested that it was composed by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748), also for his niece.

Verses found on English samplers between 1750 and 1850 tend to be either from the Bible, Isaac Watt’s religious poetry, or the Wesleyan hymnbook. Religious proverbs and sayings were also much favoured, and those which used a rhyme or a play on words.

- See more at: https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/elizabeth-furniss-1836/#sthash.IiWcPYPz.dpuf

It has been a delight to reproduce this colourful and whimsical sampler which was stitched by Elizabeth Furniss in 1836 (during the reign of William IV) when she was 13 years of age.

There are several girls with this name born around 1823 and it is impossible to say with any certainty which Elizabeth is our stitcher. The surname of “Furnass” is of Old Norse-Viking origins, and is a locational name from Furness, a district on the south coast of what is now Cumberland.

The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability and is worked entirely in cross-stitch over 2 threads, only the text and two small lambs are over 1 thread.

Elizabeth’s well-known verse, stitched across three lines at the top of the sampler, straddles a central cartouche which bears her name and age.

Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
As the first effort of a females hand
And has(sic) her fingers on the canvass (sic) move

Engage her tender heart to seek thy love
With thy dear children may she have a part
And write thy Name thyself upon her heart

This verse is attributed by some to John Newton (1725 – 1807), best known for the hymn “Amazing Grace”. It is said that he wrote it for the sampler of his niece. It has also been suggested that it was composed by Isaac Watts (1674 – 1748), also for his niece.

Verses found on English samplers between 1750 and 1850 tend to be either from the Bible, Isaac Watt’s religious poetry, or the Wesleyan hymnbook. Religious proverbs and sayings were also much favoured, and those which used a rhyme or a play on words.

- See more at: https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/elizabeth-furniss-1836/#sthash.IiWcPYPz.dpuf

It has been a delight to reproduce this colourful and whimsical sampler which was stitched by Elizabeth Furniss in 1836 (during the reign of William IV) when she was 13 years of age.

There are several girls with this name born around 1823 and it is impossible to say with any certainty which Elizabeth is our stitcher. The surname of “Furnass” is of Old Norse-Viking origins, and is a locational name from Furness, a district on the south coast of what is now Cumberland.

The sampler is suitable for all levels of ability and is worked entirely in cross-stitch over 2 threads, only the text and two small lambs are over 1 thread.

- See more at: https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/elizabeth-furniss-1836/#sthash.IiWcPYPz.dpuf


This listing is for the chart only, although we would be happy to put a project kit together for you.

The model has been stitched in Au ver a soie d'alger silk threads but can also be worked in DMC stranded cottons.

The stitch count is 311 (w) x 461 (h)
Elizabeth’s sampler has been charted with AVAS with a DMC conversion provided. The model was stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune. - See more at: https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/elizabeth-furniss-1836/#sthash.IiWcPYPz.dpuf


The chart is 24 pages of which 5 are a stitching guide for the small freehand motifs. 

You can find a step by step tutorial on the small motifs here.



 
Elizabeth’s sampler has been charted with AVAS with a DMC conversion provided. The model was stitched on 40ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Sand Dune. - See more at: https://hands-across-the-sea-samplers.com/product/elizabeth-furniss-1836/#sthash.IiWcPYPz.dpuf
 
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