The Scarlet Letter - Elizabeth Cheetham, 1824 ~ Silk Thread Kit

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Attention customers, conversion to 1003 is only provided if you purchase the thread kit. Purchase of chart only will not provide conversion to Soie 1003. 

Elizabeth Cheetham, 1824 is a colorful and quirky English sampler with Scottish influences from The Scarlet Letter.

Stitches used to execute sampler are cross and counted satin. 

Stitch count: 331 x 367

Choice of purchasing thread kit only, Printed Chart only or as full kit with linen. 

Full Kit options:

Includes linen of choice, Printed Chart Booklet + 19 colors of either Soie d'Alger or Soie 1003 threads (+ Free Shipping). 

Linen Choices*:

  • 37 ct Fat Eighth - Corn Tassel -  17.5" x 18"
  • 38 ct Fat Eighth - Fuller's Teazel -  17.5" x 18"
  • 45 ct Fat Eighth - Foxtail Millet - 17.5" x 18"

*Linen sizes assume a 3" border

Thread Options:

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie d'Alger includes 20 skeins. Recommended linen for this thread is 38 ct or lower.

 Au Ver a Soie®, Soie 1003 includes 19 spools. Recommended linen for this thread is 37 ct or higher.

    ***Please note, this item is excluded from any discounts or sales. 

    About the Sampler from the Designer

    This is a pleasantly quirky, colorful sampler likely stitched in the north of England judging by some of the Scottish influences in the design. A four sided strawberry border surrounds an alphabet and a pious verse above a geometric pattern band. Below this is a scenic register with trees, birds, baskets of flowers, and deer with mauve colored spots. The verses are:

    Make much of precious Time WHile in Your Power
    Careful well to Husband Evry Hour for Time Will
    Come When You shall Sore Lament the unhappy
    Minutes That you have Misspent

    Let Little be the Name of Truth this is the Practice
    Of my Youth With Care and Cost I have this Rought
    And Finished With a virgins Thought

    In the lower third there is a pattern band that resembles bargello, but it is in fact cross stitched. Research reveals that this sampler might have been made by one Elizabeth Cheetham, born in 1813 to James and Martha Cheetham, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England. She married Sampson Craven in 1833 at the age of nineteen. His occupation is noted as “Wool Sorter.” They had eight children. She passed at the age of 65 in 1879. Stitches used to execute the sampler are cross and counted satin. On 40 count linen the finished reproduction will measure approximately 16-1/2″ x 18-1/2″.

    The Scarlet Letter - Elizabeth Cheetham, 1824 ~ Silk Thread Kit
    The Scarlet Letter - Elizabeth Cheetham, 1824 ~ Silk Thread Kit

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