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Darning Sampler (Netherlands), 1735

This is a Darning sampler. It is dated 1735 and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is silk embroidery on linen foundation and its technique is embroidered in running (pattern darning) and eyelet stitches on plain weave foundation. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was featured in our Object of the Day series in a post titled Extreme Mending.

This object was bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer and catalogued by Gillian Moss. It is credited Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer.

Our curators have highlighted 2 objects that are related to this one.

  • Sampler (England), 1730
  • silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation.
  • Bequest of Rosalie Coe, from the collection inherited from her mother, Eva....
  • 1974-42-3

Its dimensions are

H x W: 43.8 x 41.3 cm (17 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

PP 1735

Cite this object as

Darning Sampler (Netherlands), 1735; silk embroidery on linen foundation; H x W: 43.8 x 41.3 cm (17 1/4 x 16 1/4 in.); Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer; 1981-28-234

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