Posts Tagged ‘embroidery’

An Easterton Sampler

November 12, 2012

We know little about this framed sampler which was made using long and short stitch embroidery.

An 1880s sampler which used to hang over an Easterton bed. It is now in Market Lavington Museum

It is believed to date from the 1880s and hung over a bed in Easterton. The message is simple and clear – ‘The gift of God is eternal Life’.

One of the benefits of modern technology is that we can get a pretty good closu up view of the stitch work. So here is the word ‘The’ in close up.

Close up on ‘The’ to show the stitchwork

Any further information on this item would be gratefully received.

Mary Greening Embroidery

June 26, 2012

Mary Greening lived in Market Lavington for almost fifty years. She arrived in 1962, when her husband, Harry, became the first headmaster of the new Lavington School – which is celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year.

Mary was always active in village life – particularly where anything crafty was involved. She represented the village as a part of many organisations, including the Women’s Institute.

An example of her embroidery has recently been given to Market Lavington Museum.

Mary Greening of Market Lavington was well known for her craft skills.

This has been mounted and arranged to hang this way up. Maybe it represents a comet. We do not have a year of making but perhaps it was done for the year Halley’s Comet was visible – 1986.

Whatever the embroidery represents, it is a dramatic and colourful piece of work.