The Cora Wing sampler is an original design from Handworkes, inspired by the maternal heritage of the Wing family. Born in 1875 to Alvin Phinney Wing and Elizabeth Chipman Turner Wing she lived her entire life in Sandwich, Massachusetts. Cora’s ancestral home is presently the Wing Fort House, the oldest home in New England continuously owned by one family.The Cora Wing sampler hails from Sandwich, Massachusetts. Stitched on 32 count Lambswool from Wichelt imports, the stitch count will be 138W X 134H and is executed entirely in cross stitch over one and two threads. Cora’s sampler was stitched in Au Ver Sole d’Alger stranded silk. The central verse is from the Hymn “Jesus Thy Blood & Righteousness” by Ludwig von Zinzedorf (1700-1760). Cora’s bottom verse honors her town which was customary with this common verse in 18 th century sampler art. The original design is in the collection of Historic Handworkes.The sampler was designed by Deborah Fasano, a member of the Wing Family.The kit includes the patterns of stitch, an article from Just Cross Stitch Magazine, September 7, 2020. All rights reserved. The sampler kit pattern may be copied by the stitcher’s use but not for any other purpose.Stitching materials may be found and purchased at your local fine needlework shop or craft store.
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