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Sampler: T.2-1995

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Miller, Mabel Dorothy (Maker)
Ambrose, Olivia (Maker)

Description

Sampler, made of nine-joined cotton, linen and wool panels sewn and embroidered with polychrome cotton threads and brown wool. One panel is made of red wool and embroidered with white cotton, one is made of 'stocking web' with an irregular darning pattern; one is a purple and white check cotton with patches of rough darning. The bottom edge is finished with a frill; the sides are bound, overstitched or hemmed. The sampler comprises plain sewing examples of seaming, patching, buttonhole, eyelet holes, running, back, cross, feather and chain stitches and buttonhole bars. The sampler also has four alphabets, two sets of numerals and twice the name 'Olivia Ambrose' worked.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by M. Dorothy Miller

Measurements and weight

Frill: 3 cm
Frill: 1.1/4 in
Length: 138.5 cm
Length: 54.1/2 in
Width: 22.75 cm
Width: 9 in

Place(s) associated

  • Denver ⪼ Norfolk ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1995-01-23) by Miller, Mabel Dorothy

Dating

19th century
Possibly 1880 CE - Possibly 1890 CE

Materials used in production

brown Wool thread polychrome Cotton thread Cotton Wool Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Sampler, made of nine-joined cotton, linen and wool panels sewn and embroidered with polychrome cotton threads and brown wool. The bottom edge is finished with a frill; the sides are bound, overstitched or hemmed. The sampler comprises plain sewing examples of seaming, patching, buttonhole, eyelet holes, running, back, cross, feather and chain stitches and buttonhole bars
Embroidering Hemming Overstitching

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: twice

  • Text: Olivia Ambrose
  • Method of creation: Embroidered
  • Type: Maker's name

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1995
Primary reference Number: 81890
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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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