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Counted Cross Stitch pattern, Bristol Ship Spot Sampler
This is a reproduction of a rare Bristol Orphanage sampler. The most recognizable Bristol orphan samplers are the ones that were stitched in red cotton thread. There is another less familiar group of multicolored samplers stitched by older girls in the orphanage using silk thread. These multicolored second samplers were worked in many different styles and thread colors. The style of the ship sampler reproduced here is called a spot sampler. Not all multicolored samplers were spot samplers and not every second sampler included a ship. The only thing consistent about the Bristol ship samplers is the ship they feature - the SS Great Britain. They all include the same ship with the 3 sections of the hull worked in Satin stitch and the water made by using Chain stitch. A little history about the SS Great Britain and how that ship was important to the orphans in George Muller's orphanage in Bristol is included in the chart.
This design is best worked on a linen or evenweave fabric. Pictured here are the original sampler and the reproduction stitched by Earlene Lipowski.
Finished sampler design size of 135w x 177h using DMC floss or AVAS.
PLEASE NOTE: Patterns are NOT returnable to protect the copyright of the designer.
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