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Stitch sampler

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Sampler of stitches. To the left, one above the other, are small areas of embroidery; to the right of each area, in French, is the name of the particular stitch demonstrated. Polychrome silk and metallic yarns. Stitches: couching and variation, Florentine, French knot, gobelin, hem, laid work.

Provenance

Gift of Elizabeth Day McCormick to MFA, 1943

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

English, early 20th century

Object Place

England

Dimensions

60.3 x 31.8 cm (23 3/4 x 12 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

43.997

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk and metallic thread

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles