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Sampler

1887 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Darning and buttonhole sampler of fine linen, embroidered with coloured silks. The bottom, plain hemmed and decorated with a line of double feather stitches. The sides, turned and secured with herringbone stitches. The deep top hem, secured with lines of back stitch and decorated with feather stitching.

In the deep upper hem, six worked buttonholes. In the main panel, five patches of fancy darning and the inscription in cross stitch.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linen, hand embriodered and stitched with coloured silks
Brief Description
Sampler of linen, hand embroidered by Maggie Jones, English, 1887
Physical Description
Darning and buttonhole sampler of fine linen, embroidered with coloured silks. The bottom, plain hemmed and decorated with a line of double feather stitches. The sides, turned and secured with herringbone stitches. The deep top hem, secured with lines of back stitch and decorated with feather stitching.



In the deep upper hem, six worked buttonholes. In the main panel, five patches of fancy darning and the inscription in cross stitch.
Dimensions
  • Length: 20cm
  • Width: 22.6cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Maggie E Jones, Hendrehen School 1887' (Worked in cross stitch in the deep upper hem)
Credit line
Given by Miss E. M. Davies
Collection
Accession Number
T.410-1976

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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