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Band sampler, embroidered with an alphabet, 'boxers' and initials

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An image of Textiles. Band sampler. Unidentified maker, England. The sampler comprises 11 horizontal bands include repeat border patterns, an alphabet, 'boxers' and the initials 'EG EG SG IW'. Linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and silver metal threads in cross, double back, double running, satin and needle lace filling stitches. Length 68.9 cm, width 20.3 cm, circa 1675.

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Textiles. Band sampler. Unidentified maker, England. The sampler comprises 11 horizontal bands include repeat border patterns, an alphabet, 'boxers' and the initials 'EG EG SG IW'. Linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and silver metal threads in cross, double back, double running, satin and needle lace filling stitches. Length 68.9 cm, width 20.3 cm, circa 1675.

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  • Accession Number: T.60-1928
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/16.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 398 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 424.78kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 16/1

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17th Century alphabet back stitch band sampler boxer boxers boxing cross stitch double back stitch double running stitch embroidered embroidery Fitz_AA floral flowers initial initialled initials lace filling stitches linen needle lace stitches polychrome running stitch sampler satin stitch silk silks stitched stitches stitching textile

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