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Sampler: T.162-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Woods, Sarah




Band sampler, canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 16 horizontal bands which include alphabets, numerals, crowns, coronets, repeat border patterns, the name and date 'Sarah Woods 12 November 1776' and the inscription 'If you desire to worship/God a right first in the/ morning pray and last at night'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 61 cm
Length: 1' ft
Width: 22.8 cm
Width: 9 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr


18th century
Production date: AD 1776 : George III

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk
unbleached Canvas

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Band sampler, canvas, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.162-1928
Primary reference Number: 110708
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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