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Sampler: T.2-1988

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Addison, Audrey (Maker)

Description

Sampler, cotton, embroidered with linen thread in hem, running and back satin stitch. Pink, violet, light violet, mid-green, light green, light turquoise and ochre cotton thread is worked in stem, whipped stem, feather, single feather, double knot, cross, buttonhole, knotted buttonhole, long and short buttonhole, herringbone, satin Rumanian, daisy, French knot and various small filling stitches. The sampler is decorated with tassels, simple braiding, plaiting, ribbon bows and threaded insertions and with some examples of drawn thread work, tucks, seams and insertion stitches. Bands of lace or broderie Anglaise join the six panels and the whole is backed by pink tissue paper. Four panels are worked with horizontal bands of stitching; the fifth is decorated with symbols of the Crucifixion and the badge and emblems of the worker's convent school. The sixth is decorated with three stylized figures of little girls and seven detached motifs.

Legal notes

Given by Miss Audrey Addison

Measurements and weight

Length: 203.2 cm
Length: 80 in
Width: 30.3 cm
Width: 11.7/8 in

Place(s) associated

  • Eastbourne ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1988-06-06) by Addison, Audrey, Miss

Dating

20th century
After 1923 CE - Before 1926 CE

Note

The sampler was worked by the donor between the ages of 7 and 10 at the Convent of the Nativity School, Eastbourne, between 1923-26.

Materials used in production

pink, violet, light violet, mid-green, light green, light turquoise, ochre Cotton thread pink Tissue paper Cotton Linen thread Ribbon

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, cotton, embroidered with linen thread in hem, running and back satin stitch. Pink, violet, light violet, mid-green, light green, light turquoise and ochre cotton thread is worked in stem, whipped stem, feather, single feather, double knot, cross, buttonhole, knotted buttonhole, long and short buttonhole, herringbone, satin Rumanian, daisy, French knot and various small filling stitches. The sampler is decorated with tassels, simple braiding, plaiting, ribbon bows and threaded insertions and with some examples of drawn thread work, tucks, seams and insertion stitches. Bands of lace or broderie Anglaise join the six panels and the whole is backed by pink tissue paper
Lace Embroidering Drawn thread work Plaiting Braiding Backing (textile)

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1988
Primary reference Number: 110936
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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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