"Spot" sampler with flowers, fragments of repeating pattern, a snail, a deer, a fish, and a falconer. Traces of original ink drawing can be seen on foundation. Many areas have practice stitches. Selvedge top and bottom. This sampler is medium: silk and metal-wrapped silk embroidery on linen foundation technique: embroidered in tent, half cross, chain, running, and encroaching gobelin stitches in silk; crossed chain, plaited braid, back, ladder, and chain stitch over double ladder stitc…
Band sampler (early 19th century). Worked by an unknown person. Silk embroidery on linen foundation. Technique: embroidered in satin, running, eyelet, and four-sided stitches. Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum. Image and text Wikimedia.
Scottish Embroidery: Mediaeval to Modern--Margaret Boog's 1761 sampler. She put her parents' names and included a man carrying on a staff before the steps of a large house. Silk threads on wool. http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product-gallery/0713446382/ref=cm_ciu_pdp_images_1/189-1672927-3260714?ie=UTF8=1
NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER WORKED BY JANE REASON, 1748. Silk threads on linen, stitched with floral motifs, crowns and pairs of cherubs. In original period frame, 23 x 13 ¾ inches. Provenance: Hartshorne Family Est. 500-800