Another sampler from Easterton

We have already seen a sampler with a short religious text that hung over a bed in Easterton. See An Easterton Sampler

Today’s sampler almost didn’t make it to the museum, as it was rescued from a skip in Easterton, when the Wesleyan Chapel was being converted into a house.

sampler 1

This sampler also has a religious text, beautifully sewn with tiny stitches. Apart from  a hole near the top right corner it is in remarkably good condition after nearly two centuries.

Sampler 2

It is surrounded by an intricate border and has several little pictures too.

Sampler 3

Samplers were often made by young girls to demonstrate their sewing proficiency and ability to use a variety of stitches. This one was made in 1805 by Harriot Hunt. We know nothing about her, so please leave a comment if the name means anything to you.

Thank goodness that this delightful piece of needlework was rescued for us to enjoy.

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