Update: I originally posted this sampler on August, 18, 2020, on the 100 year anniversary of women having the right to vote. The 19th amendment was ratified August 18, 1920, and I thought that today being an election day, it might be good to repost this. Also, I think the original post had the incorrect print out attached to it. I had made it into a brochure with historical information, and that wasn't included there. Here are also the details of the sampler:
- 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.