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Sampler: T.2-1952

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Maker(s)

Unknown (Production)

Description

Linen sampler embroidered with red, green, and black silk, linen, silver, and silver-gilt threads in back, buttonhole, hem, ladder and plaited braid stitches various composite stitches. There is also cut and drawn work with needle lace filling stitches. All the edges are hemmed. The sampler has seven detached squares of cut and drawn work with silk and metal thread embroidery, five small examples of metal thread work, and one band of cut and drawn work with unfinished needlepoint lace fillings showing how the patterns were built up.

Notes

History note: Sir William Lawrence when published in 1926; Lady St John Hope

Legal notes

Lady St John Hope Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 16.5 cm
Length: 6.3/8 in
Width: 20.5 cm
Width: 8 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1952-10-23) by Hope, St John, Lady

Dating

Late 16th-early 17th Century
After 1575 CE - Before 1625 CE

Note

This sampler, stylistically would seem to reflect the complex embroidery techniques popularly used on English costume and accessories of the period, and also the common pattern sources available to both English and continental needlewomen.

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk ground & embroidery Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen sampler embroidered with red, green, and black silk, linen, silver, and silver-gilt threads in back, buttonhole, hem, ladder and plaited braid stitches with various composite stitches. There is also cut and drawn work with needle lace filling stitches and all the edges are hemmed.
Embroidering Cut and drawn work Needlepoint (lace)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1952
Primary reference Number: 110905
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 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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