This unusually small and monochrome sampler with medallions forming an outer and inner frame was a needlework object of examination. It was worked in the Ackworth School. It might have been stitched by the schoolgirl Mary Ball from Tottenham, Mary Burton from Hull or Mary Basset from Leighton Buzzard, Carol Humphrey suspects in the exhibition catalogue "Friends. A Common Thread. Samplers with a Quaker influence".
This sampler was presented to the public in the exhibition of the same title in October 2008. The original was worked in dark red-brown silk, faded in the course of more than two centuries, on loosely woven woollen ground.
chart: € 14.-
Crosses: 219 x 180
Size: 31 x 25.5 cm