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Sampler: T.39-1928

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Maker(s)

Loader, Rachel (Maker)

Description

Band sampler worked in polychrome silks embroidered in a variety of stitches, depicting floral border patterns which include detached and padded work, a pictorial band and an inscription.

Linen band sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in double running, cross, long armed cross, Montenegrin cross, chain, satin, herringbone and whipped stem stitch, Algerian eye, hem and trellis stitch with detached needlepoint filling stitches and some couching. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the other edges are hemmed. The sampler is divided into twenty-two bands; the upper twelve of horizontal repeat floral border patterns which include detached and padded work. Beneath these is a wide pictorial band of a man and a women holding hands beneath an arbour of vines with a tree either side and various detached motifs of birds and butterflies; in the foreground there are two dogs, a cat, a rabbit and a frog. The inscription beneath reads 'I AM A MAID BVT YOVNG MY SKILL/IS Yet BVT SMALL BVT GOD/ I HOP WILL BLeS Me SO I MAY LIVe/ TO MeND THIS ALL RACHeL LOADer/ WROVGHT THIS SAMPLeR BeING/ TWeLVe YeARS OVLD THe TeNTH/ DAY DeSeMBeR 1666 H L'. The last two bands are worked in geometric repeating patterns.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 82 cm
Length: 33 in
Width: 20.25 cm
Width: 8.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1928-12-07) by Glaisher, J. W. L., Dr

Dating

17th Century
Production date: AD 1666 : Charles II

Note

At some point the sampler has been cut in half, put together again and repaired.

Materials used in production

ground Linen polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen band sampler embroidered in polychrome silks in double running, cross, long armed cross, Montenegrin cross, chain, satin, herringbone and whipped stem stitch, Algerian eye, hem and trellis stitch with detached needlepoint filling stitches and some couching. There is a plain selvedge at the bottom, the other edges are hemmed.
Couching (embroidering) Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.39-1928
Primary reference Number: 110585
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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