In celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s Bicentennial year, we present:
“272 Words” ~ a sampler featuring the full text of the Gettysburg Address. Stitch this dramatic piece for display in the home, a school or museum.
Our largest design was created, stitched and released in 2009, to honor President Lincoln’s Bicentennial Year. Fifty stars ~ one for each state of the modern Union ~ form a border around the 272-word Gettysburg Address. The 20-page chart is coded in Gentle Art threads, with DMC equivalents.
Size: 349w x 375h
Fabric: 32-ct. Lambswool linen from Wichelt Imports
Fibers: The Gentle Art
Frame: Where Victoria’s Angels Stitch (Clifton, N.J.) Tel: (973) 778-9827
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The evolution of “272 Words” (from first stitch to last) was chronicled in a blog established in February 2009. Please visit The Making of An American Sampler for additional sampler photos, stitching guidelines and bicentennial essays.