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School Exercises

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Published Date:
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:00:56 +0000
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Sampler, 1730, England, Embroidered by Mary Finkel (English, n.d.), silk and linen embroidery with needle-lace fillings on linen, Bequest of Rosalie Coe, from the collection inherited from her mother, Eva Johnston Coe, 1974-42-3.Samplers originally served as sketchbooks where women could record stitches and design ideas for future use. With the advent of printed books of patterns for lace and embroidery in the 16th century, this practice became less common, and samplers evolved into exercises for girls learning the techniques of needlework. Several samplers of nearly identical format...
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