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Sampler

1896 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Long sampler of needlework. It consists of a series of sampler panels backed with blue glazed cotton and linked by insertions of crochet, netting, knotting and torchon lace.

The cotton panels contain samples of plain sewing of hems, patches, tucks, gathers and seams. Decorated with simple embroidery stitches in silk and with eyelet and buttonholes and loops. The silk and satin panels contain more elaborate silk embroidery and samples of quilting and ruching. The Penelope canvas panels contain samples of Berlin Woolwork. The fine and single canvas panels contain alphabet and numerical samplers, and fine silk embroidery stitches. The netted and net panels contain lacis work. The knitted panels contain examples of various knitting patterns. Also shown are examples of drawn thread work, Broderie Anglaise, Carrickmacross lace, cut linen with net insertions, and knitted garments.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Lace, cotton, embroidered in silks, canvas, net, knitted, linen
Brief Description
Long sampler of needlework, made by Rose Pollard, Belgium, 1896.
Physical Description
Long sampler of needlework. It consists of a series of sampler panels backed with blue glazed cotton and linked by insertions of crochet, netting, knotting and torchon lace.



The cotton panels contain samples of plain sewing of hems, patches, tucks, gathers and seams. Decorated with simple embroidery stitches in silk and with eyelet and buttonholes and loops. The silk and satin panels contain more elaborate silk embroidery and samples of quilting and ruching. The Penelope canvas panels contain samples of Berlin Woolwork. The fine and single canvas panels contain alphabet and numerical samplers, and fine silk embroidery stitches. The netted and net panels contain lacis work. The knitted panels contain examples of various knitting patterns. Also shown are examples of drawn thread work, Broderie Anglaise, Carrickmacross lace, cut linen with net insertions, and knitted garments.
Dimensions
  • Length: 30in
  • Width: 16.25in
'E. Rose Pollard / au Pensionnat des / Soeurs de Notre Dame, / Bastogne, / Belgique.'
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Rose Pollard, '96.' (Signed and dated)
  • (Note attached)
Credit line
Given by the Royal School of Needlework
Object history
A note attached to the sampler says that it was made by E Rose Pollard at the Pensionnat des Soers de Notre Dame, Bastogne, Belgium.
Subject depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.86-1967

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record createdJanuary 14, 2003
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