A basket of large flowers fills the entire field. Some flowers are embroidered in polychrome silks, while others feature cutwork with needle lace fillings. With the inscription Lydia Sheward 1795.


  • Title: Sampler
  • Creator: Lydia Sheward
  • Date Created: 1795
  • Physical Dimensions: w385 x h330 cm
  • Type: Sampler
  • Rights: Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer
  • Medium: Medium: silk and linen embroidery on linen foundation, linen edge tape Technique: embroidered in cross, half cross, satin, stem, chain, French knot and running stitches on plain weave foundation with deflected element work and cut work with needle-made fillings with loop and twist and wrapping; appliqué of woven silk ribbon
  • Inscribed: Lydia Sheward 1795
  • Dimensions: H x W: 33 x 38.7 cm (13 x 15 1/4 in.)

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