Wattel, Ann; maker
band sampler; category
Band sampler, linen, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double running and satin stitch. The sampler comprises 18 horizontal bands, a seam runs between bands five and six. The first 9 bands are composed of repeat border patterns, 10 to 12 contain an alphabet, the name 'ANN WATTEL', and the date '1670'. The remaining bands have the inscription worked in satin stitch "ANN WATTEL IS MY N/ AME WITH MY NEDDE/L AND THRED I DID T/ HIS SAM AND IF IT HAD/ BEN B TT R I WOLD"
England, production, country
embroidering; whole; cross, double running and satin stitch
canvas; whole; stained buff
linen thread; whole
silk; whole; polychrome
Band sampler, canvas, embroidered with linen thread and polychrome silks in cross, double running and satin stitch.
length, 82.2, cm
width, 20.3, cm
length, 32.3/8, in
width, 8, in
bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr
purchased at Sotheby's Sale, 11 May 1927
The last line of the inscription is very worn and letters are missing.
Dr J.W.L. Glaisher bequest
Object Number: T.49-1928
(record id: 110595; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-10-04)