Amilia Bemrose 1805
Merry Wind Farm is excited to announce the release of Amilia Bemrose 1805, a
companion sampler to Mary Clay 1805.
Both young ladies were born in North Carleton, Lincolnshire, UK and baptized at
St Luke's church in the early to mid 1790's. They stitched their samplers together, finishing a week apart in April 1805. Both samplers feature a prominent Soloman's Temple, similar motifs with colorful birds, and the dedication ending with "how kind my parents has been to me".
When Mary Clay married in 1810, her witness was her dear friend Amilia.
Amilia married Gervais (Jarvis) Middleton in 1810 and bore seven children, one of which she named Catharine! She and her husband moved to the town of Gainsborough, a not too distant carriage ride away. I hope they were able to keep in touch throughout their lives.
I like to think that Amilia and Mary would be pleased that their samplers are
reunited after over 200 years! Both of the antique samplers are in the collection of Merry Wind Farm. Amilia Bemrose and Mary Clay are available separately
if you would like to stitch your own "companion samplers"
Amilia Bemrose stitch count 233 (w) x 298 (h)
Model sampler stitched on 36 ct. Legacy linen from Picture This Plus.
Charted for Gentle Arts and DMC with a DMC conversion.
at select needlework shops
ask your local needlework shop to order it for you
available in my Etsy shop