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Sampler: T.35-1984

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Maker(s)

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Description

Cotton, double canvas, Berlin wool work sampler, embroidered with polychrome wools and silks in cross-stitch with some long-armed cross-stitch. The edges are bound with green silk ribbon. The sampler consists of twenty-nine detached motifs, which are predominantly geometric designs, with some including stylized flower and foliage patterns. There is also a group of four leaf and bud motifs. Some textural variety is given to the simple stitching by highlighting a selection of the patterns with thick, lightly twisted silk.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Margaret Hoather

Measurements and weight

Length: 59.5 cm
Length: 23.3/8 in
Width: 52 cm
Width: 20.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1984-12-03) by Hoather, Margaret, Miss

Dating

Mid 19th century
Circa 1840 - Circa 1860

Materials used in production

embroidery Wool embroidery Silk ground Cotton

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Cotton, double canvas, Berlin wool work sampler, embroidered with polychrome wools and silks in cross-stitch with some long-armed cross-stitch. The edges are bound with green silk ribbon.
Embroidering

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Identification numbers

Accession number: T.35-1984
Primary reference Number: 110933
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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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