Ellenor Wykes 1656
17th Century Samplers
Origin and date: England, 1656
Linen count and finished size: 35 count, 7-1/2″x29″
Stitches: Cross, double running, counted satin, and Montenegrin cross
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England
This English band sampler retains most of its original brilliant color, used lavishly in twelve elaborate arcaded pattern bands of lilies, roses, acorns, strawberries, pansies, and carnations, with alphabets and an inscription.