17th Century, English by Anne Lawle at The Fitzwilliam Museum Linen pictorial band sampler embroidered with polychrome silks in cross, Montenegrin cross, double running, satin, split, trellis and detached buttonhole stitch. Linen thread is worked in the hem and double running, counted satin and eye stitch with needle weaving, and drawn and cutwork with needle lace filling stitches make up the top band of the sampler.
Band sampler English mid-17th century 65 x 18.1 cm (25 9/16 x 7 1/8 in.) Linen plain weave embroidered with linen, silk, and metallic thread. Natural plain-weave linen ground embroidered band sampler. Needle lace floral bands with drawnwork band at bottom, needle lace scene of Judith and Holofernes at top accented with polychrome silk.
Beautiful sampler embroidered in silk floss by Mary Groome,1704.It is likely that Mary was a child,as it is typical of the sort of patterns given to young girls to work at that time.She could have been anywhere from 7 to 12 years of age(though I feel she was 11 or 12,can't say why,just a feeling!)Sampler, Mary Groome, 1704. Museum no. T.125-1992
This sampler actually sold for more than 456,000.00 at auction! It was stitched in 1781 by Betsy Bentley, 13 year old daughter of Joshua Bentley (who rowed Paul Revere across the river for his famous midnight ride)