Floral Motif


Maryville, United States

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Reproduction Victorian Sampler
stitched on 32 count Irish Linen

This is the Floral Motif of sampler I stitched in between diaper changes.

When I saw the example in a magazine, I fell in love with the design and everything about it.

Here it was, the end of the last century, and God willing, I would be able to see the next century in just a few years. They were optimistic years, full of promise for a new beginning. The children were little, and life was full of possibilities. This piece took me over a year to finish. It was my hobby, and the vocation was raising kids.

This is an example of a Victorian sampler, I do not know the name of the artist who studied many period samplers before designing this one. According to folklore, samplers of the period were represented this way. They had the following:

Stitcher’s name
Floral motif
Year completed
Variety of stitches
Bead work
Gold thread
And a Scripture verse

My stamp on this piece is the quote I heard on a PBS show: Bill Nye the Science Guy had an episode on the environment, and a scientist used the expression, “You can’t pick a flower without jiggling a star,” to illustrate how things are connected.

I love the expression because it taps into so many different areas in our human existence.

Social responsibility
Jungian thought
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