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Sampler: T.41-1938

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Current Location: In storage


Maker: Powell, Mary




Linen darning sampler worked with polychrome silks and white linen thread in counted thread patterns or damask darning and cross-stitch. There are two plain linen and eleven two-coloured darning examples arranged on the sampler. The central square of each has been cut away and filled with a darning pattern; the stitching is extended into the bordering linen. The central darn is worked in linen thread and surrounded by the inscription 'Mary powell/Finish'd this/Darning Piece/Octr the 26 1789'.

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Length: 41.5 cm
Length: 16.3/4 in
Width: 42 cm
Width: 16.1/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1938) by Longman, H. A., Mrs


18th century
Production date: AD 1789 : George III

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen
polychrome Silk

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Linen darning sampler worked with polychrome silks and white linen thread in counted thread patterns or damask darning and cross-stitch.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.41-1938
Primary reference Number: 110772
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 July 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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