Sampler, 1795 Medium: silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation, linen edge tape Technique: embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, chain, French knot and running stitches on plain weave foundation with deflected element work and cut work with needle-made fi. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. 1981-28-158.
What is this?
A basket of large flowers fills the entire field. Some flowers are embroidered in polychrome silks, while others feature cutwork with needle lace fillings. With the inscription Lydia Sheward 1795.