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.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER