Janice Routley Sampler

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Janice Routley Sampler

Estimated Date Stitched:
1994

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Size of Sampler:
Width: 24.125in
Height: 23.625in

✔︎ Mounted

Description:

Was framed in a matte silver frame and matted in deep blue silk. The mat warped over time and the sampler was removed from the frame and mat.

Condition: Excellent

Description of condition:

Was framed in a matte silver frame and matted in deep blue silk. The mat warped over time and the sampler was removed from the frame and mat.

Fabric Type:
Linen

Approximate thread count:
32

Embroidery thread type:
cotton, silk, other

Number of letters:

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Description of alphabets:

Counted thread.

Number of sets of numerals:

Description of numerals:

Kloster (sp) blocks

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Type of stitches: other**Variety including hardanger, pulled thread, freestyle, applique, beading, cross stitch, drawn thread, needle lace

Name or initials on sampler:

Verse or Inscription:

  1. Connie Wilks – President – 1992-1994
  2. The pink may fade, the tulip wither, but the work of your hands will live forever…
  3. Our embroidered heritage – EAC – 1973-1993
  4. 94 – Rivers of Friendship
  5. In the garden of my heart ~ My spirit sows the needle’s art

 

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Basic layout or design:

23 squares and rectangles, each containing a different needlework design. Spot sampler style. Sampler lined in dark blue silk fabric.

 

Photographs

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This sampler was prepared by each EAC chapter in 1994 and presented to me on my retirement as EAC president in 1994. With a special interest in samplers, I was thrilled and humbled to receive it!

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