The top of this design is a reproduction of an old German Sampler from 1880, owned by the designer. She added old European sampler motifs at the bottom.
The model is stiched on 32 count Light Examplar linen by Lakeside Linen, using Needlepoint silks - DMC equivalents are given. One special stitch is used - instructions included. Stitch count is 123W x 491H