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Historical Samplers from the UK

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It is not extraordinary today for a girl's sampler from the historic Quaker School at Ackworth in the UK
to command over 8,000 at auction.
For many years, samplers made at Ackworth have been avidly sort after
by collectors and lovers of needlework the world over.
Why should this be?  The answer lies partly in the richness of context surrounding these samplers
which enables them to be studied and understood as important social documents
telling us about school girls education in the late 18th and early 19th centuries,
about Quaker life and values during that period, and about Quaker genealogy.

Then there are those intricate and mysterious patterns of the famous medallion samplers
which appear to have emerged fully-formed from nowhere.
These distinctive and beautiful patterns were to influence sampler-making
in Friends' schools throughout the UK and also in the USA.
And then, just as mysteriously, they disappeared.  What happened?

Perhaps stranger still is that not until now has the story of these samplers and their makers been told.
And the person telling their story in the book below, is one of Britain's foremost authorities on samplers and textiles:

Carol Humphrey, Honourary Keeper of Textiles at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
 

Quaker School Girl
Samplers from Ackworth

Code:  NP:ACK

NZD  120.00

           

Inside the jacket of this book
is a charted pattern
for stitching an
Ackworth School
Quaker Medallion Sampler.

This sampler was originally
wrought by
Mary Thompson
in 1805

 

   

 

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Pinballs  ~  knitted pinballs  ~ decorated with the same medallions
which the girls from the Ackworth School stitched on their samplers
in the late 1700's & early 1800's.
24 charts and finishing instructions for both pinballs and pinwheels.
 

Tokens of Love:
Quaker Pinballs

Code:  NP:PIN

NZD  55.00

Tokens of Love:
Quaker Pinballs

Code:  NP:PIN

NZD  55.00

 

   
 

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Scattered through museum and private collections,
the 17th and early 18th century samplers stitched by pupils of
Judith Hayle and her daughter Rebecca Thomson
have been known to collectors and needlework and textile historians for some time.

Only now has an attempt to piece together the lives,
experiences and background of these girl samplers-makers
and their teachers come to fruition, thanks to the research by
Edwina Ehrman at the Museum of London
 

The Judith Hayle
Samplers

Code:  NP:HAYLE

NZD  80.00

       

The Judith Hayle
Samplers

Code:  NP:HAYLE

NZD  80.00

 

   

 

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A beautiful book!

Photos and text relating to each of the hundreds of early samplers
which were in a private collection and have now been gifted to a museum.
 

The Goodhart Samplers

Code:  NP:GOOD

NZD  160.00

Inside the jacket of this book
is a charted pattern
for stitching a
beautiful old sampler.

 

   
 

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This is another lovely book designed for keeping a record of  your needlework.
Front cover has a photograph of an Ackworth sampler on it and inside you will find a few charted motifs,
Ackworth School card threadwinders for you to cut out and use, top-loading album pockets,
pages on which to keep a stitching record & photographs of your stitched projects,
pages for recording memorable stitching events,
a zip pocket in which to place your small needlework necessitates
and printed motif borders in which your friends can place their autograph.
       

Memory Book  

Code:  NP:MEM  

NZD  60.00

        

Memory Book  

Code:  NP:MEM  

NZD  60.00

 

   

 

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Early European Samplers

Leaflets


 

         

Hannah
Westcombe's
Ackworth
Sampler

Code:  NP:HW

 

 

Mary Peacock

Code:  NP:MP

   

NZD  42.50

   
   

each

   

Rebecca Jeffcoat

Code:  NP:RJ

 

 

Sarah Spence

Code:  NP:SS

   

NZD  42.50

   
   

each

   


Early European Samplers

Leaflets


 

Gold Series:
Sampler Motifs
from Marken

Code:  NP:G001

 
     
 

NZD  42.50

 

 

each

 

     

Gold Series:
Amager Panel
1799


Code:  NP:G002

         



 

When ordering, please quote the following -

Code  :  Design Title  :  Quantity  :  Price

e.g.      NP:GOOD  :  The Goodhart Samplers  :  1  :  160.00

Note:   Prices subject to change without notification


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