English Sampler ~ 1709-1718 ~ maker unknown ~ pictorial band sampler ~  linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and eyelet stitch. The top edge is cut and part of the sampler is missing; the other edges are turned under and stitched. Fitzwilliam Museum Collections

English Sampler ~ 1709-1718 ~ maker unknown ~ pictorial band sampler ~ linen, embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, satin and eyelet stitch. The top edge is cut and part of the sampler is missing; the other edges are turned under and stitched. Fitzwilliam Museum Collections

Antique Wallet, Needlework Wallet, Crewel Embroidery, Canvaswork pocketbook in floral pattern with urn, American 18th century, lined in blue wool with green wool tape and ties.   Dimensions: 7.75 x 4.5 inches.

Antique Wallet, Needlework Wallet, Crewel Embroidery, Canvaswork pocketbook in floral pattern with urn, American 18th century, lined in blue wool with green wool tape and ties. Dimensions: 7.75 x 4.5 inches.

Wool Needlework Pocketbook - Wool Needlework Pocketbook, America, 1790, double pocketbook worked in Irish stitch in a diamond pattern with geometric centers in shades of green, red, yellow and blue, cross stitch lettering "BENJAMIN PIERCE 1790," olive green glazed wool lining and wool-twill tape edging, (minor losses), folded 4 5/8 x 9 in.

Wool Needlework Pocketbook - Wool Needlework Pocketbook, America, 1790, double pocketbook worked in Irish stitch in a diamond pattern with geometric centers in shades of green, red, yellow and blue, cross stitch lettering "BENJAMIN PIERCE 1790," olive green glazed wool lining and wool-twill tape edging, (minor losses), folded 4 5/8 x 9 in.

www.eyefordesignlfd.blogspot.com Decorating with Samplers.......Handstitched Heirlooms

www.eyefordesignlfd.blogspot.com Decorating with Samplers.......Handstitched Heirlooms

Gallery.ru / Фото #1 - Wisdom Sampler - Labadee

Gallery.ru / Фото #1 - Wisdom Sampler - Labadee

Embroidered needlework purse dated 1774, bird & floral designs, 4 3/4" x 7 1/2", Bunch Auctions

Embroidered needlework purse dated 1774, bird & floral designs, 4 3/4" x 7 1/2", Bunch Auctions

Textile Reproductions - Kathleen B. Smith, 18th century pocketbook from Winterthur done with vegetable dyed wools. Beautiful work.

Textile Reproductions - Kathleen B. Smith, 18th century pocketbook from Winterthur done with vegetable dyed wools. Beautiful work.

Embroidered Wool and Silk Needle Case, L.M. 1764, Philadelphia, silk bound edges and lining,  sold Feb 2004, $2,703.

Embroidered Wool and Silk Needle Case, L.M. 1764, Philadelphia, silk bound edges and lining, sold Feb 2004, $2,703.

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