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English embroidered spot motif sampler

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An image of Embroidery/Spot motif sampler. Unidentified Maker. Probably worked by Mary (b. 1608), daughter of Amyas Chichester; or Mary (b. 1615) or Margaret (b. 1619), daughters of Henry Chichester of Arlington Devon. Embroidered on linen with polychrome silks in tent, cross, long-armed cross, back, chain, eyelet, rococo and faggot stitch with pulled work. Silver and silver-guilt thread is worked in braid and interlacing stitches, and there is laid and couched work with one spangle. Three of the edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge with a single blue line on the right side. Length 42.25 cm, width 27 cm, circa 1620-circa 1640. England, Devonshire.

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Embroidery/Spot motif sampler. Unidentified Maker. Probably worked by Mary (b. 1608), daughter of Amyas Chichester; or Mary (b. 1615) or Margaret (b. 1619), daughters of Henry Chichester of Arlington Devon. Embroidered on linen with polychrome silks in tent, cross, long-armed cross, back, chain, eyelet, rococo and faggot stitch with pulled work. Silver and silver-guilt thread is worked in braid and interlacing stitches, and there is laid and couched work with one spangle. Three of the edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge with a single blue line on the right side. Length 42.25 cm, width 27 cm, circa 1620-circa 1640. England, Devonshire.

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  • Accession Number: T.2-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 692 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 886.31kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1
  • Captured: 2013:06:06 14:51:15

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17th Century back stitch chain stitch coat of arms couched couching crest cross stitch embroidered embroidery English eyelet stitch faggot stitch family crest Fitz_AA hemmed heraldic linen motif needlework polychrome pulled work rococo stitch sampler selvedge shield silk spot motif sampler Stewart Period stitches stitching Stuart Period tent stitch textile thread

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