Sarah Bantoft Band Sampler 1693 from the School of Juda Hayle

$275.00

FINISHED MODEL ONLY – SEE SAMPLE KIT HERE

Origin and date: England, 1691 to 1695
Rated: Intermediate
Linen count and finished size: 30-count linen, finished sizes vary from 6″x21-1/4 to 6″x22″
Stitches: Double running, eyelet, back, counted satin, tent, trellis, half cross, queen, and stem
Source: The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England

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FINISHED MODEL ONLY – SEE SAMPLE KIT HERE

Eleven extant samplers dating from 1691 to 1710 have been assigned to the school of instructress Juda (aka luda/ludeth) Hayle. The samplers share many similar characteristics apart from naming Ms. Hayle as their teacher. This Finished Mosdel is Sarah Bantoft’s of 1693

SARAH BANTOFT IS MY NAME AND WITH MY NEEDLE I WROUGHT THE SAME
AND JUDETH HAYLE WAS (IS) MY DAME (MISTRESS)

The dame’s name appears usually as “Iuda” or ‘ludeth.” Tommy Thompson, author of The ABC of Our Alphabet (London, 1942) writes, in a section of the book entitled “The Latin Alphabet,” that “. . . During the Middle Ages (in minuscule) the j form was derived from the letter i to denote a relative sound as soft g or English y. The two forms i and j were long treated as variations of the same symbol. The graphic separation began roughly in the fifteenth century, but j has only been recognized as an individual letter for about a hundred years.”

This sampler dates from the earliest period of Juda Hayle’s tenure. By Sarah Bantoft, who came from a relatively wealthy family in Ipswich, approximately sixty miles northeast of London.

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