Mary Aiken Workshop – Margriet Hogue

Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: TBA

Location: Wheaton Community Center (not confirmed)

On Saturday August 25th Margriet will be presenting a full day workshop for the Mary Aiken sampler, including a PowerPoint presentation on the history of Rhode Island samplers.  A photo of the original sampler is on the right.

Recreate a historic Rhode Island sampler, the earliest sampler known to include the specific bands found in later works from this region of the country.  A young Mary Aiken stitched her design in 1715.

Stitches in this unique reproduction include cross, reversible cross, Montenegrin, double running, cross over one, satin and long armed cross. Worked on 35 ct. linen with AVAS silk thread the sampler 13 1/4″ x 19 1/4″. The kit cost is $115 and teaching fee is TBD based on the number of class participants.

A picture of the reproduction sampler is below.