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BRISTOL FASHION - Long Dog Samplers
Area in stitches: 243 x 275

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Chart only $15
Area in stitches: 243 x 275
Number of stitches: 21500

“The Bristol Sampler style is recognized easily as originals were usually worked in red cotton thread and no corner of the material was ever wasted. The top portion consisted of a variety of alphabets, numerals and border patterns all worked in cross-stitch. As most of the children from the Bristol Orphan houses went into service, it is extremely likely that they would be required to mark household linen and therefore needed to attain high levels of workmanship and a wide repertoire of lettering styles.

The bottom portion consisted of numerous small decorative motifs including small birds, insects, animals and corner patterns. These were samplers in the true sense of the word as they were a permanent record which could also be used to demonstrate sewing skills to prospective employers.”

Copyright by Julia Line. Description thanks to Julia

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