This listing is for a CROSS STITCH PATTERN, not for the finished sampler.
I find this antique sampler to be so meaningful and appealing, with its large cross bearing the words “Jesus” and “Love”, and the inclusion of sideways motifs along the bottom. Done with over-one stitches are a rose, followed by the word “No”, a Cross, the word “No” again, and a Crown.
The phrase “No cross, no crown” has been widely used for centuries, mostly by those of Catholic or Quaker persuasion. I don’t know if he coined the phrase, but William Penn, while in a London prison in 1668, wrote a tract called No Cross, No Crown. He wrote, "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."
Perfect for stitching in the early Spring as you contemplate the approach of Black Friday and Easter Sunday that follows.
Undated, I guess this sampler to be from the last quarter of the 19th century, or possibly as late as the turn of the century. It was stitched with wool threads on fabric that resembles fiddler’s cloth.
I did take liberties by stitching my reproduction on linen using cotton floss, and didn’t stitch it at the same scale. In all other ways it is a match to the original, the colors being very similar, and all stitches being charted accurately.
Stitch Count: 109 x 147 Model stitched on Picture This Plus 28ct. Legacy that took a light coffee bath prior to stitching.
Using flosses from The Gentle Art: 0320 Old Brick, 7019 Pomegranate, 7024 Tin Bucket, 7049 Lambswool, 7057 Roasted Marshmallow, 7078 Toffee, 7079 Heirloom Gold
And flosses from Weeks Dye Works: 1201 Putty, 1268 Molasses, 1330 Baked Apple, 2219 Whiskey, 2220 Curry
The lovely frame is an antique.
All of my patterns come with a fully detailed & professional thread chart, color photograph, & my recommendations for floss and fabric. It will arrive in a plastic zip-close envelope for safe keeping.