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Stephen & Carol Huber: 17th - 19th Century Needlework

Band Sampler
England dated 1660

Band samplers, popular in the 17th century, were made to record patterns that could later be used for a needlework project. They served as a source of patterns and were rolled and kept in the work basket and not intended to be framed. Great pride was taken in their making and most of the band samplers are worked in reversible stitching so that the back looks like the front. This long sampler contains bands worked in colored silks and whitework and cut drawn work. The date of 1660 stitched at the bottom completes the work.

Silk on linen; 26 x 8 inches.


(860) 388-6809


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