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sampler
Date Made/Found: 1805
Dimensions: Overall: 450 x 385mm
Department: Social History
Accession Number: SH551
This sampler was completed by Martha Watford on 2nd June 1805. An unknown verse which frequently appears on nineteenth-century samplers is embroidered at the centre of Martha's sampler, framed by a gold decorative border. Metallic thread was first used by sampler-makers in the early-seventeenth century and remained popular into the early-twentieth century. The verse reads: 'All you my Friends That now Expect to see/A Peace of Marking Thus Perform by me/Pray caste A smile on This my Young Indeaver/I strive to mend and be obedient Ever'. The delicate floral border and carefully arranged outdoor scene are both typical of early nineteenth-century samplers.
Display Location: In Store
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