'Milverton Sampler' by Doreen Holmes of Needlelace
was worked with a brown thread on linen. Unfortunately we have no
information about the girl who worked the original, just initials
and a date...but of course they may not be her own initials. I am
not sure that she enjoyed working her sampler because, there are
so many mistakes that one is left with the impression that she 'lost
heart'. I have included most of the mistakes in this reproduction,
only correcting those that were such a muddle that they were undecipherable.
This reproduction sampler has been worked using :
slate blue spun silk 100/2,
on 40 count, cream linen and dark green spun silk 100/2, on 40 count
The kit includes, chart, photograph and 200m spun silk.
The 'Milverton Sampler' kit is priced at £22.00 plus p & p.
Please contact Linda to order.
'Martha Gilbert Sampler'
This is a copy of the Martha Gilbert Sampler held in the Taunton Museum. It is a faithful copy with her mistakes included. She improved as she worked because there are fewer mistakes towards the bottom of the sampler, either that or someone else helped her!
We have no information about Martha Gilbert, so we would be very grateful if anyone out there could throw some light on her.
The 'Martha Gilbert Sampler'
is available at £9.50 plus p & p.
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