Friday, 30 April 2010
This is to be the next Needleprint project for you. Now in its final production stages it will be ready for release later next week. It is such a joyful piece with its exuberant patchwork of quite extraordinary medallions, some markedly Quaker, others quite new to the repertoire, that we just had to let it jump our whole production schedule. Stitched in 1786 by Sarah Harris somewhere in England, this sampler has a wealth of historical data. It celebrates the 30th anniversary in 1790 of George III's accession to the throne. There are jovial heraldic lions - one with a unicorn, and a queen in all her regalia.Worked over a period of time, Sarah has inscribed it: 'Love for Love 1799' and 'A Token of My Love to EG 1786'. Here you can see it in its entirety. Now in the Smithsonian Institute a bequest of Mrs. Henry E. Coe, it will be ready for you to purchase and download quick as a wink in PDF and JGG formats.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 00:21