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Darning Sampler (England)

This is a Darning Sampler. It was embroidered by Hannah Walne. It is dated 1800 and we acquired it in 1968. Its medium is linen, silk and paper backing and its technique is embroidery. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith. It is credited Gift of Harvey Smith.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 36.2 x 36.2 cm (14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.)

It is inscribed

Written on paper backing, "Hannah Walne at Walsham School, midsummer 1800."

Cite this object as

Darning Sampler (England); Embroidered by Hannah Walne ; linen, silk and paper backing; H x W: 36.2 x 36.2 cm (14 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1968-50-3

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