CXD Sampler

A combined project to conserve and frame an early nineteenth century sampler belonging to the Conservation Department of the University of Lincoln.  Framing to be completed by Harlequin Frames.  

The sampler comprises embroidery worked with silk threads on a background of fine linen with approximately 54 holes to the inch.  It is divided  into 11 different sections by single rows and columns of satin stitch  and has a border of cross stitch around the whole.  The top section repeats the alphabet twice, in upper and lower case and includes the numbers 1 - 11 in cross stitch.  There follows a three line verse and the numbers 1 to 12.  At the lower edge of the sampler there are two smaller blocks of writing giving details of the embroiderer - 


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