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Sampler: T.97-1928

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Band sampler, linen, worked with linen thread in double hem, counted satin, double running, back and Algerian eye stitch with detached buttonhole bars. Plain selvedge at top, other edges hemmed. The sampler comprises 13 horizontal bands of repeat patterns with cut and drawn work, needle weaving and needle lace filling stitches. Bands contain mainly geometric patterns, irregularly arranged,several incomplete. The inscription in the top right corner reads 'A M'.

Legal notes

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 48 cm
Length: 19.1/2 in
Width: 19.25 cm
Width: 7 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th Century
After 1701 CE - Before 1730 CE

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen, whitework, band sampler worked with linen thread in hem, counted satin, double running, back and Algerian eye stitch with detached buttonhole bars. There is cut and drawn work with needle weaving and needle point lace filling stitches. There is a plain selvedge at the top and the other edges are hemmed.
Cut and drawn work

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in linen thread

  • Text: A M
  • Location: Top right corner of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

References and bibliographic entries

Related exhibitions

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.97-1928
Primary reference Number: 110643
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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