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Added to Antiques on 12-10-2016
Mary Green made this sampler at Mrs Lear's school in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, demonstrating a high level of skill using cross, satin, stem, petit point, queen, straight and back stitches for a variety of unusual motifs including two enormous birds flanking a Solomon's Temple, and a sailing ship.
Added to Antiques on 11-30-2016
At the age of ten years, Elizabeth Broomhead stitched this nearly pristine and colorful English sampler, which was never framed which accounts for its brilliant color and condition.
Added to Samplers on 11-30-2016
Added to Samplers on 11-28-2016
Origin and date: New England, 1798
Linen count and finished size: 30 count, 8-1/2" square
Stitches: Cross and rice
Source: Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Added to Antiques on 10-06-2016
In the 19th century, one of the most important parts of the school curriculum for young girls was the mastering of sewing and darning skills, as they were expected to be able to make and repair clothing.
Added to Antiques on 09-25-2016
This sampler is in nearly perfect condition, meticulously executed in cross stitch and petit point.
Two Samplers made by Catherine Elizabeth Buchanan
Added to Antiques on 07-22-2016
Catherine Buchanan's first sampler, stitched in 1796 when she was ten years old, begins with sectionalized letters of the alphabet. The latter sampler stitched in 1798 features two verses with freehand stitched floral bands above a delightful scene.
Added to Antiques on 05-14-2016
A rare bi-lingual Huguenot sampler featuring two full length figures and verse.