Linen sampler: 17th century

Iuda Hayle

 
Linen sampler: 17th century
6 0 c m
 
45cm
actual image size: 13cm x 48cm

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Linen sampler. Linen, worked in polychrome silks on the back with running, double running, cross, montenegrin cross, satin, eyelet and Algerian eye stitch. Selvedges on the top and bottom with a drawn thread hemming along the sides. This sample has bands of geometric stylised floral motifs, four alphabets, inscribed: ELIZABETH MEADOW IS MY NAME AND WIH MY NEEDLE I WROUGHT THE SAME AND IUDA HAYLE WAS MY DAME. EM. OW. THIS SAMPELOAR.

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