Old Sturbridge Village Needlework Gurshin Sampler Craft Kit
Pickup available at Ox & Yoke Store located in Oliver Wight Building
Usually ready in 24 hours
Recreate our beloved Old Sturbridge Village in this cross-stitch design featuring favorite buildings, trees, and animals. Design is based on art created by Christopher Gurshin.
- Counted cross-stitch
- Finished Size: 14" x 9.5"
- Kit includes: 4 Ct. Ivory Aida, Pattern, Floss, Needle and instructions.
- Made in USA
- Old Sturbridge Village exclusive
History of Needlework Samplers: Before the introduction of printed designs, embroiderers and lacemakers needed a way to record and reference different designs, stitches and effects. The answer was to create a sampler – a personal reference work featuring patterns and elements that the owner may have learned or copied from others, to recreate again in new pieces. Early examples rarely survive, but the quality of the oldest surviving samplers suggests they were made by experienced hands, as well as children, (in many cultures learning needlework was an important part of a young girl's education).