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