Helen Wilson, age 10
Stewarton, North Ayrshire
Helen's sampler features a distinctive three-storied blue house with multiple chimneys. A couple in period dress stand beneath with the prerequisite peacock. An assortment of trees and birds are symmetrically placed and give the entire piece a very balanced feel. Several sets of initials are along the top and bottom, again symmetrically placed.
This sampler is currently unframed and also undergoing stabilization and conservation efforts.
Familial initials: IW, IG, MW, EW, IW, HW, IW, MS, IW, RW, IW, MW, EW, WG, IF, MP, DM, IA, GH, EW, IB, IC
Size (W x H): 12 x 17 1/2 inches
Stitches: Cross, satin
Media: Silk on linen
Helen was born 22 April 1792 in Stewarton, Ayrshire, the sister of Mary. She married David Sim/Syme in 1812 in Fenwick. They had three children: Margaret (1824); Janet (1826); and William (1828).
Helen died September 1862, evidently having remarried Alexander Russell in 1839.
HELEN WILSON SEWED THIS
IN THE 10 YEAR OF HER AGE
(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)