The original CULLODEN sampler, that was the inspiration for this reproduction, was started on 10 March 1746. The embroiderer used classic sampler designs until the day of the Battle of Culloden on 16 April 1746 when she added images of the battle. The redcoat soldier was called Peter Law and was probably a relation of the stitcher. You will note the alphabets are missing the letter ‘J’ – there was no J in latin.
The finished size of the old sampler was 12″ square with an incredible 40 stitches to the inch. The original sampler can be seen at The National Trust for Scotland Culloden Visitor Centre near Inverness, Scotland.
The finished size would be 11″ x 9″ (28cm x 23cm) if stitched on 14 count aida or over two threads on 28 count linen.
The chart pack includes thread quantities for Anchor (Bates), DMC and Maderia stranded cotton.