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Sampler

Sampler

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1661 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linen, embroidered with silk in double running, cross and long-armed cross stitch, with eyelets

  • Museum number:

    368-1907

  • 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 suitable for the decoration of linen.

Physical description

Embroidered sampler

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1661 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Linen, embroidered with silk in double running, cross and long-armed cross stitch, with eyelets

Marks and inscriptions

'M M V 1661'
Decoration; embroidering; silk; 1661

Dimensions

Height: 93.4 cm, Width: 28.5 cm

Descriptive line

Linen sampler embroidered with silk; German; dated 1661.

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

Categories

Embroidery; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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