Heirloom Birth Sampler for Adele

Heirloom Birth Sampler for Adele

Estimated Date Stitched:
March 2021

Estimated Age of Stitcher:

School and/or Teacher:

Name of Stitcher:
Anne Rowlands

Type of Sampler:
band, commemorative

Size of Sampler:
Width: 4.5in
Height: 11in

✔︎ Mounted


Heirloom Birth Sampler – original design by Thea Dueck for ‘The Victoria Sampler’ copyright 1995.


Condition: Excellent

Description of condition:

New, stitched March 2021

32 count Platinum Belfast Linen from Zweigart

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Embroidery thread type:
cotton, silk

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Motifs: plants, other

Type of stitches: cross, eyelet, other – silk ribbon roses and leaves, 3 sided stitch, large single cross, eyelets, hemstitching, satin stitch rope,lettering and 4 dided stitch,single cross diamond eyelets, hemstitching, satin stitch pins Rhodes butterflies 4 sided stitch, lettering herringbone, hardanger hearts.

Name or initials on sampler: Adele Peroline Snyder Masset

Verse or Inscription:

Born June 25 2019

During your life we wish for two things

One is Roots, and the other is Wings


Owner / Donor Story:

I made this sampler for my granddaughter at the request of her mother. I made a birth sampler for my daughter when she was born, and we moved a lot. She tells me that she knew she was in ‘her place’ when her birth sampler went on the wall, and she always felt good when it was there, so she asked me to make a sampler for her daughter. This is the sampler that I have stitched for my granddaughter, Adele Peroline Snyder Masset. Her mother chose teal for the stitching colour as she isn’t a fan of pink.

Other Information:

The threads used were DMC #12 perle coton – ecru, Access Trebizond TRA 132-ecru, YLI 4mm silk ribbon in white and teal, Access Au Ver de Soie – teal, Access Au ver de Soie – cream, Krienik #4 braid – vatican gold, and  Mill Hill beads – seed, ecru and petite , champagne, Access Mother of Pearl Heart bead


No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 5

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If you have more info about this sampler, please contact us at samplers@eac-acb.ca