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Sampler: T.7-1938

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Maker(s)

Unidentified (Production)

Description

Mixed band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks, with cut and drawn work, hollie point and needle lace filling. The design is a combination of embroidered flowers and an alphabet and bands of all over needlework.

Linen mixed band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in running, double running, cross, Montenegrin cross and with some speckling stitch. Linen thread is worked in double hem, counted satin, and square filling stitch with buttonhole bars, pulled work, cut and drawn work with hollie point and needle lace filing stitches. Silver metal thread is worked in interlacing and braiding stitches, cross-stitch, laid and couched work, and needle woven bosses. The edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom. The three embroidery techniques, coloured, white and metal thread work is arranged in three distinct bands. The most distinctive features are the panels of metal thread work and all-over patterns. The inscription 'IC' is worked in cross-stitch in silver metal thread. The coloured embroidery includes an alphabet band and initials 'IC'. This section also includes a sunflower and arcaded design.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Mrs H.A. Longman

Measurements and weight

Length: 87 cm
Length: 35.1/2 in
Width: 18 cm
Width: 7.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed by Longman, H. A., Mrs

Dating

17th Century
Circa 1601 CE - Circa 1701 1701 CE

Materials used in production

embroidery Silk embroidery Silver metal thread ground and embroidery Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen mixed band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in running, double running, cross, Montenegrin cross and with some speckling stitch. Linen thread is worked in double hem, counted satin, and square filling stitch with buttonhole bars, pulled work, cut and drawn work with hollie point and needle lace filing stitches. Silver metal thread is worked in interlacing and braiding stitches, cross-stitch, laid and couched work, and needle woven bosses. The edges are hemmed and there is a selvedge at the bottom.
Couching (embroidering) Embroidering Needlepoint (lace)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: embroidered in pink silk thread

  • Text: IC
  • Location: Coulored top section of the sampler
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Initials

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.7-1938
Primary reference Number: 110738
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 12 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Sampler" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110738 Accessed: 2021-11-27 23:14:58

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