Fleur de Lis

Fleur de Lis is a cross stitch sampler reproduction chart, c. 1830. The chart is a reproduction of a beautifully simple sampler held in the Victorian Rose collection. Her unassuming yet charming lines show the influence of the French on English culture. The fleur de lis, from which the sampler obtained it’s name, is a stylized lily or lotus blossom symbolizing French royalty. The three petals represent the holy trinity. Legend has it that the lily sprang from the tears of Eve as she left the garden of Eden.

The model for the Fleur de Lis was stitched with NPI on 32 ct Lakeside Pecan Butter; a conversion to DMC has also been provided. Cross stitch is used throughout and the stitch count is 130 x 212.

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