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Darning sampler

Unknown1836

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Nine squares of pattern darning, one simulating knitting. Over and under central square are initials and date.

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  • Title: Darning sampler
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1836
  • Physical Dimensions: w235 x h240 cm
  • Inscribed: F.L.
  • Dimensions: H x W: 24.1 x 23.5 cm (9 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
  • Type: Darning sampler
  • Rights: Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer
  • Medium: Medium: silk embroidery on cotton foundation Technique: embroidered in running and four sided cross stitches with overcasting over withdrawn element work on plain weave foundation

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