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Sampler: T.2-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Smith, P. M., Mrs (Maker)


Border sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome stranded cottons in cross-stitch. A double border of repeat floral and geometric motifs encloses contemporary motifs such as a train, aeroplanes, ships, a bus and cars. The overall theme appears to be transport as sailing boats, hot air balloons, a horse and carriage and a cyclist are also worked.

Legal notes

Given by Mrs P.M. Smith

Measurements and weight

Length: 50.75 cm
Length: 20 in
Width: 42 cm
Width: 16.1/2 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1996-01-22) by Smith, P. M., Mrs


Mid 20th century
Production date: AD 1950 : dated


The design was probably taken from a magazine, possibly 'Pins and Needles'.

Materials used in production

polychrome Cotton Linen

Techniques used in production

Weaving : Border sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome stranded cottons in cross-stitch.

Identification numbers

Accession number: T.2-1996
Primary reference Number: 81936
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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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