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Maker:

Unidentified; production

Collection:

J.W.L. Glaisher

Category:

embroidery

Name:

sampler

Other Name:

band sampler; category

Date:

circa 1680 circa 1685

Period:

17th Century

Description:

Band sampler, unbleached linen, embroidered with blue crewel wool and a little brown sillk and red wool in cross, four sided cross and double running stitch. The top of the sampler is filled with parts of three sprigs and a repeat border design. Beneath this are 15 horizontal bands comprising alphabets and more border designs. The edges have some short lengths of needle lace stitches.

Production
Place (legacy):

England, production, country
English, nationality

Production
Note:

This is most probably 'Coventry Blue' a crewel thread dyed with woad, which is used for marking linen. Woad is an annual Old World plant (Isatis tinctoria) of the mustard family, formerly cultivated for its leaves that yield a blue dye.

Technique(s):

weaving; whole
embroidering; whole; cross, four sided cross and double running stitch

Material(s):

linen; whole; unbleached
crewel wool; whole; blue
silk; whole; brown
wool; whole; crimson

Technique
Description:

Band sampler, unbleached linen, embroidered with blue crewel, silk and wool threads in cross, four sided cross and double running stitch

Dimension(s):

length, 58.4, cm
width, 18.4, cm
length, 23, in
width, 7.1/4, in

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr

Acquisition Credit:

Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest

Accession:

Object Number: T.70-1928
(Applied Arts)
(record id: 110616; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2012-12-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/110616





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