Needlework sampler

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Date:1830 - 1839 (c.)

Description:Mustard yellow background, blue, green. brown and pink stitches. Alphabet upper and lower case letters numbers 1 to 12 . 'God is love' and pictures plants, animals, bird, etc. Margaret A 11 ( = ? age ). Collected from Cheslyn Hay, Cannock, Staffordshire. From the Staffordshire County Museum Collection.

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:92.003.0001 (37/22550)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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