Location: 1212 NW 12th Avenue, Suite C2, Gainesville, FL 32605. Phone 352-275-7870. Hours Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 to 3:30. Bring your project and come stitch with us! Stitching is the 1st and 3rd Friday (February 17th) and 4th Saturday (February 25th) from 11 to 2 and is open to everyone. Market party will be March 25th. Shipping to the United States and Canada.

Victorian Rose Needlearts Christian Geissinger, 1839

Victorian Rose Needlearts Christian Geissinger, 1839

Regular price
$20.00
Sale price
$20.00

What drew me to this sampler at first was the lovely bold rose border. Then, I learned it was stitched by a boy 180 years ago, which made it extremely rare. Most boys, then and now, would rather be off doing other things. The model was stitched for me also by a male stitcher, the incredibly talented Robert Smith who insisted on doing it in the wools just like the first stitcher. Cottons can be used instead of wool. Framing was done by Edie Antl of Art Etc in Cincinnati, OH, who provides service by mail for those interested.  Stitch count is 167 x 176.