Emma Chester, 1862

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A lush garden of Eden surrounds the central figures dressed in folk costume. The sampler is rich in flora and fauna, including birds, owls, rabbits, and dogs. The inspiring verse is an adaptation of a hymn by Charles Wesley from the 18th century. The sampler is surrounded by a carnation border. Stitch count 256 w x 242 h. The model is stitched on 36 ct Picture This Plus Fog with Needlepoint Inc silk, a DMC conversion is given. Cross stitch is used throughout. Reproduction sampler chart - original antique sampler was stitched in 1862.