Annie Beaulah Circa 1863


During Victorian times, samplers became more pictorial, and Annie Beaulah is a wonderful example of how later in the 17th century, the style of samplers changed to spot samplers- random motifs usually worked in silk threads. Annie Beaulah was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Beaulah who lived in York, England.

Stitched on 32 count White Chocolate linen from Wilchelt Imports, the sampler will measure 8 X 6 and was sitched in Au Ver Soie stranded silk with 24 different colors . It is executed entirely in cross stitch with several tent stitches for the year 1865. The orginal sampler is in the collection of Historic Handworkes.