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Plain Sewing Sampler: T.8-1991

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Plain Sewing Sampler


French, Ethel (Production)


Flannel, with some cotton, worked in green silk. A plain sewing sampler showing dressmaking and mending techniques with pattern darning, buttonhold and close herringbone stitch. The initials and dated E.A.F./4th Yr 1896' worked in cross stitch.


History note: Ethel French, the donor's aunt

Legal notes

Given by Mrs Mary E. Line

Measurements and weight

Height: 26.5 cm
Width: 39 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1991-06-10) by Line, Mary E., Mrs


Late 19th Century
Production date: AD 1896 : dated


The maker was the donor's aunt.

Components of the work

Stitching composed of silk ( green) Fabric Sowing

Materials used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.8-1991
Primary reference Number: 131111
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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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