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Wool and silk worked on linen ground. This rare form is signed and dated "Lydia Hoopes 3 of 2 month 1771." Lydia (1755-1836) was the daughter of Quakers John and Christina Reynolds Hoopes of Goshenville, Chester County, Pennsylvania. A related piece may be seen on the cover of "Historic Needlework of Pennsylvania" by Margaret B. Schiffer.

RARE NEEDLEWORK SAMPLER, HANNAH WHITE (B. 1786), CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, DATED 1800

Embroidered Sampler Maker: Lydia Headly (born 1793) Maker: Rachel Headly (born 1795) Date: ca. 1805 Geography: Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania, United States Culture: American Medium: Embroidered silk on linen Dimensions: 20 x 18 3/4 in. (50.8 x 47.6 cm) Classification: Textiles

Dorothy Walpole (1774) - Dorothy was born in New Garden in the Painestown Parish of Carlow, Ireland. On August 25th, 1793, she married Christopher Williams also of New Garden. This was home to a large Quaker community and it seems highly likely that they were from Quaker backgrounds. A number of Quakers from this community had founded a Quaker community in Chester County, Pennsylvania in 1712 and named it New Garden.

♒ Enchanting Embroidery ♒ embroidered antique sampler worked by Jane Little in 1793, probably in Chester County, Pennsylvania