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Sampler: T.9-1946

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Description

White linen sampler embroidered with blue cotton thread worked in hem, running, double running, back, cross, herringbone, feather, daisy and whipped stem stitch, French knots, damask darning, needle weaving, cut and drawn work with needlepoint lace filling stitches and plain sewing. The sampler is made up of two joined pieces of linen; all the edges are hemmed and the corners mitred. Along the top tape loops, buttons, hooks and eyes are symmetrically arranged. The larger section of the sampler contains five inserted patches, four cut and drawn border patterns and the initials 'G E F B' on the bottom hem. The lower section contains four rectangular damask darns with '1894' inscribed on the top hem.

Notes

History note: The sampler was worked by Mary's sister at the Gloustershire School of Domestic Science in 1894

Legal notes

Given by Miss Mary Barnardisten

Measurements and weight

Length: 56.5 cm
Length: 22.1/2 in
Width: 34 cm
Width: 13.3/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1946-09-25) by Barnardisten, Mary Miss

Dating

19th century
Production date: AD 1894 : Queen victoria

Materials used in production

blue Cotton Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : White linen sampler embroidered with blue cotton thread worked in hem, running, double running, back, cross, herringbone, feather, daisy and whipped stem stitch, French knots, damask darning, needle weaving, cut and drawn work with needlepoint lace filling stitches and plain sewing. The sampler is made up of two joined pieces of linen; all the edges are hemmed and the corners mitred.
Embroidering Cut and drawn work Needleweaving

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.9-1946
Primary reference Number: 110899
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

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

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