Louise Chappuis 1844

Louise Chappuis 1844

Finished Design Size: 285 × 330
14 ct (over 1) or 28 ct (over 2) – 20.4 x 23.6 in.
16 ct (over 1) or 32 ct (over 2) – 17.8 x 20.6 in.
18 ct (over 1) or 36 ct (over 2) – 15.8 x 18.3 in.
40 ct (over 2) – 14.2 x 16.5 in.

I am so pleased to introducing Louise Chappuis 1844, a French Reproduction Sampler. Since I have no other information on Louise other than her name and date, it wasn’t possible to find out more about her. I did find one Louise Chappuis on Ancestry, born in 1832. That would be about the right time for her to be stitching an intricate sampler like this when she was 12 years old. But there is no way to know for sure. One thing I do know for sure is that Louise loved color as much as I do! She also wasn’t afraid to change up colors when she needed to. You will find many places in the borders where the colors are not consistent. I assume this is because she ran out of the colors she had been using. I think we can learn from Louise that we shouldn’t be afraid to change up colors whenever we need to!

The model is stitched on 40 ct Old Stationary by Seraphim Hand-dyed Fabrics using one strand of the called for silk floss over two linen threads.

Alternative fabrics: This design would be lovely stitched on any medium to dark colored linen. I recommend avoiding lighter-colored fabrics so that you can see the many light-colored flosses.

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