It was my great pleasure to work with Edwina Ehrman of the Victoria and Albert Museum to publish the fruits of her research into the Judith (or Judah) Hayle group of samplers. This is such an exciting piece of research which brings together the samplers worked by 15 girls under the tuition of two dames, Judith Hayle and her daughter Rebecca Thomson, during the period 1691-1711. That so many samplers survived from this period is astonishing in itself, that Edwina was able by painstaking research to piece together the lives of the girls and the teachers is an extraordinary feat. In the sampler image you can see a fragment of Elizabeth Meadows sampler from the Museum of London. Look at the base and you will see the distinctive 'Judith Hayle Cartouches' - the one on the left hand side has Elizabeth's initials and on the right can be see IH for Judith Hayle.
At the time of publication, we did consider including a chart with the book and discovered, because all the samplers had been reproduced already, that would not be possible. However, we did create a composition chart which encapsulated the essence of the Judith Hayle samplers, but it was left on the cutting room floor since there was no space in the book to print it. Now thanks to the Infinity Charting Project, we can make this chart available as an Infinity download to add to your collection for £3/$5. You will be able to edit it, change initials - perhaps to your own - and recolour it, as well as being able to calculate the materials you need for your own specification of fabric and thread.
If you haven't already obtained the Judith Hayle Sampler book by Edwina Ehrman, then you can purchase the chart and book together (with postage included for the book) for £20/$40. Just click here for more details of both offers.
For more details about Infinity charting see www.needleprintinfinity.blogspot.com