Origin and date: England, 1653
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 7-1/2″x35″
Stitches: Double running, counted satin, Montenegrin, Italian, straight, back
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England
Brilliant and extreme color combinations, complex floral patterns, extreme length, and a pleasing symmetry are demonstrated in this striking band sampler. The crisp, vivid color still remains on the front of the sampler. Patterns include reversed and formal honeysuckle, Stuart S motifs, acorns, daisies, boxers bearing fruits, strawberries, lilies, and carnations.