Needlework sampler

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Date:1830 - 1860 (c.)

Description:Linen background. Brown cotton thread in cross stitch. Alphabet and simple border patterns. From the Staffordshire County Collection. 215mm x 210mm.

Towards the end of the 18th century, samplers taught not only sewing but also literacy in the forms of alphabets, numerals and religious texts. These grew in importance and became an almost essential part of sampler making throughout the 19th century

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Image courtesy of: Staffordshire Museum Service

Donor ref:74.009.0002 (37/21320)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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