Tuesday, August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Women's Suffrage movement in the United States. I designed a sample to commemorate this important anniversary.
- linen- Zweigart 32 count white Belfast linen
- thread- Sulky blendables 12 weight color 4032
- finished size 6 1/4 inch width, 5 inch height
The sampler is designed to be a Quaker sampler, since many of the Suffragettes were Quakers. White linen was chosen to represent the white dresses Suffragettes often wore to parades and marches. Purple was also chosen as a suffragette color to mean loyalty, though women wore sashes of many different colors.
There are many inspiring Suffragettes, and I chose seven to honor by putting their initials in the sampler.
Susan B. Anthony (SBA)
Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
The design of this sampler is very simple, and my thought was that it could be customized to the stitcher's taste, and is a chance to be creative. The fabric and floss can easily be changed to something in your stash.