In the 17th - 19th centuries, girls learned needelwork so that they would be proficient as adults. Some learned at home while others were sent to schools to learn under skilled needlewoman. This kit is a reproduction of a sampler created by Hannah Nichols, from Massachusetts, made sometime between 1780 and 1820. The original sampler is part of the over 700 pieces of needlework in the Winterthur collection. Kit is made in USA.
Kit includes colored picture or photograph of completed kit, a chart of design, silk
embroidery floss, 100% linen (30 count), needle, instructions for working sampler, a stitch diagram and historical information on the sampler.
Intermediate skill level. Worked in cross-stitch, cross over one, queen, some freehand and half cross.