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Isabella Hopper 1834 by Cross Stitch Antiques

Fabric:  40 count Hemingway by Needle and Flax
 Floss:  Au Ver a Soie 100/3 silk 
Conversion to DMC and NPI Included
 Stitch Count: 145 wide x 140 high
    Design Size: 7.25 inches wide x 7 inches high
      Stitches Used: cross stitch over two and over one
          The Antique: approx. 11 inches wide x 11 inches high on 28 count linen

About the sampler: A typical red marking sampler, it could be of English or American origin. Isabella used red cotton threads on a loosely woven course ground linen. She personalized it with three sets of initials all ending with the letter H, most likely representing close family members. Isabella made use of every spare space to place her lovely double alphabet, numbers up to 27, eleven dividing bands, a row stitched all over one thread and a religious motto: Remember now thy Creator in the Days of Thy Youth. Historical information on Marking Samplers included. 

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