Dick, Elizabeth; maker
band sampler; category
Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The edges are buttonholed. The sampler comprises 28 horizontal bands which depict alphabets, repeat border patterns, inscriptions and crowns, coronets and sprays. The inscriptions read ' Delight in learning s/oon doth bring a chi ()/ to learn the hardest/thing /be not wise in thine/ own eyes fead the lo/rd and depart from/evil elizabeth dick/ended this sampler/ ano dom 1726 aged 10/years', and 'God Bless King George preserve the Crown/defend the church cast rebells down.'
England, production, country
embroidering; whole; cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch
linen; whole; unbleached
silk; whole; polychrome
linen thread; whole
Band sampler, linen, embroidered with polychrome silks and linen thread in cross, eyelet hole and satin stitch. The edges are buttonholed.
length, 75.6, cm
width, 21.2, cm
bequeathed; 1928-12-07; Glaisher, J.W.L., Dr
Dr J.W.L. Glaisher Bequest
Object Number: T.127-1928
(record id: 110673; input: 2004-11-05; modified: 2013-09-23)