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Sampler: T.8-1939

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Current Location: In storage


H, Martha (Maker)


Darning sampler, cotton, embroidered with polychrome silks in stem and darning stitch. The centre of the sampler is taken up by a spray of mixed flowers in many patterns of damask darning; the outlines are in stem stitch. Placed in the corners, are differently designed cross-shaped darnings. The sampler also includes the inscription 'Marthe H Aged 13 years'.

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Given by Lady St John Hope

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1939-05-30) by Hope, St John, Lady


18th century
After 1701 - Before 1800

Materials used in production

polychrome Silk Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Darning sampler, cotton, embroidered with polychrome silks in stem and darning stitch

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.8-1939
Primary reference Number: 110872
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 20 July 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

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

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