Antique sampler: "C. Mathy 1878"
REPRODUCTION SAMPLER CHARTED BY MURIEL BERCEVILLE - COUNTED CROSS STITCH
This very refined antique sampler is a heirloom piece. It was stitched in 1878 by a young lady who signed her name, C. Mathy. She used a 33ct silk fabric canvas and silk thread. The motifs and colors used are quite soft and romantic.
Cross stitch this design on linen fabric, over two threads. The small alphabet at the bottom is stitched however over one thread and the pink alphabet is in backstitch.
A faithful reproduction of an antique alphabet, charted by Muriel Berceville.
Number of stitches: 304 x 313 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch (no fractional stitches), Backstitch
Chart: Black and White
Threads: DMC embroidery floss or Silk thread Soie d'Alger from "Le Ver à soie".
Number of colors: 12
Themes: Antique sampler, Antiques, Reproduction