Hollyhock House Sampler

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework


Logo of scissors, needle, thread, thimble, crown


Hollyhock House


I designed Hollyhock House Sampler for myself and ended up teaching it at Callaway School of Needle Arts. It draws on the tradition of 18th and 19th century pictorial samplers, but has my own twists and turns and over time has become a favorite sampler of mine. It is difficult to judge scale in a photo but this is a very large sampler.


Several parts of Hollyhock House Sampler would lend itself to small samplers.


I've been  thinking about one of the flowers and a smaller version of the pot.

Or I could do one of the top and bottom flowers in a pot.

Or a chair.

Or the sampler over the fireplace.