Joane Wallwin Sampler Stitched by Cheryl A Matzker
Close ups of sampler I stitched. The original, stitched by Joane Wallwin in the mid seventeenth century, is completely reversible as is the one I stitched. It took a year to complete and won "Best Of Show" in Rockome Gardens NCCSS in "2004". My award was a dream trip to London England for 8 days where I visited the Victoria Albert Museum many times. I got to see the Anne Bostocke sampler. What a joy.
Here she is as she is displayed in my home. Next to her is Isabel Redie from Scarlet Letter, and two designs from Treasures magazine by Sandy Orton. They are the American Sampler and Spanish sampler. I use silks on all of my work and a tekobari laying tool to keep my stitches crisp and neat. Hope you enjoy the photos. In Stitches, Cheryl
reversible stitching makes it possible for you to end your threads on the front or back depending on the stitch and coverage or blanketing.
Close up of work on Joane Wallwin Sampler. This sampler was featured in Samplers and Antique Needlework Quarterly Magazine.
Since doing my first sampler in 1999, I have always included the initials of all four of my children in any samplers I do with the exception of designs that do not have an area to do this without altering the design in any way. The true stitchers name is always on my work as it appeared when it was created. I think it is important when doing a reproduction, to stay true to the original, but when possible, your name deserves to go on the piece as well.
More of the Joane Wallwin Sampler
Love the little pinwheels in the acorns and central flowers. This is done with detached buttonhole stitch and Trellis.
Of course there is a little double running stitch. The colors are different but it truly is a magnificent piece. I stitched it exactly like the original, mistakes and all.