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Up close and personal thanks to Nicola Parkman and her lovely blog

Up close and personal thanks to Nicola Parkman and her lovely blog

Loara Standish Sampler  In the United States, the earliest known cross-stitch sampler is currently housed at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts.[3] The sampler was created by Loara Standish, daughter of Captain Myles Standish and pioneer of the Leviathan stitch, circa 1653.

Loara Standish Sampler In the United States, the earliest known cross-stitch sampler. currently housed at Pilgrim Hall in Plymouth, The sampler was created by Loara Standish, daughter of Captain Myles Standish and pioneer of the Leviathan stitch, circa

Sampler (1649) ~ Linen, embroidered with linen, with cutwork and drawn thread work ~ V & A Museum ~ This is a type of sampler known as a band sampler, and its decoration incorporates different types of whitework embroidery and needle lace stitches. With the composition of band samplers comes the first clear indication in England of the form being used as a method of instruction and practice for girls learning needlework.

♒ Enchanting Embroidery ♒ england, Linen, embroidered with linen, with cutwork and drawn thread work

Sampler, ca. 1785  Mary Munro (American)  Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island  Silk on linen  13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. (34.29 x 26.04 cm)  Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence

Sampler, ca. 1785 Mary Munro (American) Miss Balch's School, Providence, Rhode Island Silk on linen 13 x 10 in. x cm) Inscribed: With / sheba's queen ye / american fair to adorn your / mind bend all your care / MARY MUNRO'S / Work done in / Providence

Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler.  I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.

Nothing makes me happier right this second than seeing those two drunk-looking deer at the bottom of the sampler. I am crazy about samplers when the elements look like they've been designed and executed entirely by their young stitchers.

EARLY 19TH CENTURY RED HOUSE SAMPLER BY ANN SMITH - 1817

Early 19th century red house sampler by ann smith - 1817

Early century red house sampler by ann smith - 1817

What a welcoming home -- I'd have loved to have visited.  The fence, animals, figures, and many-windowed house make for an inviting scene, and the composition is very pleasing.  The verse is nestled between two impressive birds, and the ribbon banner above the house is very organic.

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Sampler | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Sampler English 1757 Embroidered by Martha King Fines (English, born in 1748 English) Object Place, England

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1757 Sampler Embroidered by Martha King Fines (English, born in 1748 )

English Band sampler, Mid 17C by Elizabeth Clobery. @ MFA Boston  Linen with Silk embroidery

English Band sampler, Mid by Elizabeth Clobery. @ MFA Boston Linen with Silk embroidery

Early 19th Century Linen Wool Red House Sampler by Mary Scutt 1833 | eBay

Early 19th century linen & wool red house sampler by mary scutt 1833

English Sampler ~ Mary Davis ~ 1709 ~ Silk and wool on canvas ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

Sampler - 1709 British (note green and pink band near top - very similar to Boston band motifs, but rotated 90 degrees)

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