Fragment of a crewel-work border, one of three part

Crewelwork embroidery

American (New England)
About 1740
Elizabeth Parsons (Fogg) (American, 1718–1779)

Object Place: possibly Salisbury, Massachusetts, New England, United States; Place of Use: Kensington, New Hamshire, United States


Overall: 11 x 31.8 cm (4 5/16 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and cotton plain weave with wool embroidery

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



[One of] Three fragments of a crewelwork border; plain weave linen and cotton (linen warp in longer, horizontal direction) embroidered in scrolling floral pattern with dark, medium, and light blue wool; dark blue outlines of vine in stem stitch; dark blue dots inside vine in back stitch; flower motifs of all blues in Roumian couching or New England laid stitch; line drawn in ink visible on ground cloth where stitches worn away; said to be the handiwork of Mrs. Jeremiah Fogg, of Kensington, New Hampshire.

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund