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Sampler

Sampler

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, embroidered with silk in running and double running stitch

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Lewis F. Day

  • Museum number:

    T.230-1929

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

In their earliest form, samplers were put together as personal reference works for embroiderers. They were trials of patterns and stitches that had been copied from others, and records of particular effects achieved that could be recreated again. This sampler includes a range of repeating patterns, some suitable for the decoration of linen or costume accessories, such as purses.

Physical description

Embroidered sampler

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1600-1650 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen, embroidered with silk in running and double running stitch

Dimensions

Height: 28.6 cm, Width: 48.3 cm

Object history note

Registered File no. 9901/1926.

Descriptive line

Linen sampler embroidered with silk; English; first half of the 17th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Browne, Clare and Jennifer Wearden, eds. Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 1851773096.

Materials

Linen; Silk

Techniques

Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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