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  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Hessian hand worked with embroidery silks

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 21

Physical description

Sampler worked on fawn-coloured hessian with orange, green and yellow silks. The sampler is worked with the maker's name (ENID) in block capitals using arrow-head stitch in orange silks, and the date using arrow-head stitch in yellow silks; the hem is worked with long and short blanket stitch in green and yellow silks respectively. The rest of the sampler is worked with blocks of stitches (sometimes in contrasting colours) combined for decorative effect, including back stitch, eye stitch, cross stitch, long-legged cross stitch, blanket stitch and chevron stitch.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)


1933 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Hessian hand worked with embroidery silks

Marks and inscriptions

Maker's identification; centre; sewing; silks


Height: 29.5 cm, Width: 27 cm

Object history note

Worked by the donor, Enid Margaret Grant-Govan (born 15/09/1919), when a pupil at Miss Ironside's School in Queens Gate, London.

Descriptive line

Sampler embroidered in silks on hessian;United Kingdom, 1933


Hessian; Silk thread


Hand embroidery


Children & Childhood; Education & Learning

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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