Quaker Flower with Ribbon cross stitch pattern was inspired by antique embroidery samplers, popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. It would look great on a greeting card, bookmark, or canvas mini tote.
Many Quaker school girls in the 1800s stitched embroidery samplers for their school projects. These samplers usually contained the student’s name and year of stitching, plus full alphabets, numerals and a range of medallions (like the little flower with ribbon).
Variations of this particular medallion can be found on many restored samplers including the famous Ann Grimshaw piece from 1818. You can check it out @ Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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