Another reproduction sampler is today's featured WIP. The Scarlet Letter reproduced the 1699 sampler of Martha Willkins. Actually, I should say that most of the original sampler was charted. If you look at the original, you'll see that SL left off the cutwork portion. Whatever. I still think it's lovely.
Technique/Materials: 17th-century sampler stitches over 2 on a higher-count linen with silk threads, mostly Soie d'Alger from Au ver a Soie. I think the fabric is 34ct Oaten Scone from Legacy Linen.
Background: I'm not really sure when I started this. I think it was around 4 or 5 years ago. I recall that it was a toss-up between starting this piece and Margret Gatis, also from the Scarlet Letter. I decided to start Martha mostly because the entire piece is charted over two threads of linen, whereas Margret has some areas of over-2 and other areas over-3.
Why it's not done: I'm sure it was just a matter that other things caught my eye. I've picked this up a couple of times over the past two years, according to past blog posts, but I haven't really committed to it.
What's left to do: Most of it. I'm a little less than 1/4 finished.