This sampler is one of a pair worked by Margaret which is now in the care of Haslemere Educational Museum, Surrey, England. (Accession number TS.1.26) Margaret stitched her sampler in Darlington, Durham, a county in north- east of England. Durham was the home of Margaret’s grandmother and
there are three generations of samplers from this family in the museum. The lettering, especially the large alphabet, indicates that Margaret was a Quaker girl. Indeed, the other sampler in the museum worked by Margaret resembles very closely the samplers made at Ackworth School. There is no
reference to Margaret in the scholars’ lists at the school, however, there were two Ellerby boys who attended the school and their dates there indicate they might have been brothers to Margaret. Margaret’s father, Thomas, came from Leeds, Yorkshire, not many miles away from Ackworth.
This small sampler uses cross-stitch, Algerian eye and cross-stitch over one. Worked in silk only.
Size: 8.5" x 7.5" (21.5 cm x19 cm)
Thread Count: 35count (14 th/cm) linen
Recommended Level: Beginner
Cost: $35.00, cht. $12.00
Categories: 19th Century English, Miniatures, Quaker
All prices are in US Dollars.