Lucy Maria Wiggin 1822

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Origin and date: Portsmouth, New Hampshire,
circa 1822
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count/finished size: 25 count, 18″x16″
Stitches: Cross, stem, satin
Source: Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Lucy Marie Wiggin was born in 1815 to a prominent Portsmouth, New Hampshire, farmer and his wife. She later because a school teacher in that town, before marrying and starting her own family in Exeter. Her sampler, made when she was just seven years old, was worked on hand-dyed green linsey-woolsey, as were a number of samplers made in the Portsmouth area.

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