Darning sampler

Dutch
1773


Object Place: Holland

Dimensions

32.6 x 30.7 cm (12 13/16 x 12 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

43.956

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave embroidered with silk

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Darning or running stitch sampler. Cream colored cotton ground with short rectangular areas, having geometric and linear motives, intersecting to form crosses. Similar larger central motif with the initials “WS” under a crown and the date. Polychrome silk yarns. Ground stained. Stitches: cross, darning, pattern darning.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection