M Quertier 1799

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35 OR 40 COUNT LINEN

Origin and date: Quaker 1799
Rated: Beginning
Linen count 35 or 40 count
Stitches: Cross stitch throughout

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FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND

35 OR 40 COUNT LINEN

In 1779, the Quaker Friends School at Ackworth, Yorkshire, was established for the purpose of educating young people of both sexes, and instilling the values of their Society; equality, simplicity, peace. Girls received nearly the same instruction as boys. Out of this school came a fascinating style of needlework characterized by a distinct, clear, formal style of lettering, unique symmetrical whole and fractional medallions with geometric, floral and animal motifs, a vocabulary of short sentimental expressions, and other readily identifiable spot motifs. This particular sampler was stitched by a member of the Quertier family, Quakers from the Channel Islands. Finely embroidered with black silk on a worsted wool ground.

On 35 count it will measure 18-1/2″ x 11″, and on 40 count 16″ x 10″.

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