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Sampler: T.106-1938

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Production: Unidentified




Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with red and dark blue woollen, pink silk and white linen threads in darning stitch. The sampler has 26 darns arranged into 6 bands; these include whitework, damask darn, inserted darning and stocking web darn. One of the darns contains the initials 'IFH'.


History note: Bought by J.E, August 1895

Legal notes

Mrs H.A. Longman Bequest

Measurements and weight

Height: 19.1/2 in
Width: 14.1/8 in

Acquisition and important dates

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


18th century
Production date: AD 1796

Materials used in production

ground and thread Linen
pink Silk
red and dark blue Wool

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Darning sampler, linen, embroidered with red and dark blue woollen, pink silk and white linen threads in darning stitch.

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: IFH
  • Location: Inside a darn
  • Method of creation: Embroidery
  • Type: Initials

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.106-1938
Primary reference Number: 110837
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 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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