Tulips Sampler Scraps
This sampler scrap shows two little tulip motifs enclosed in a pretty stitched border. It is beautifully stitched on very fine linen, mounted on a linen backing for support and then framed in a lovely old wooden frame. It is very delicate work with well-preserved colour, but I could not suggest a date.
As I am sure you can see from the picture, this little picture is made up of sections from a damaged sampler. When framed the sampler scraps measure 9 x 7in (23 x 17.5cm)
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The story of this little treasure
Firstly, I must tell you that I did not do this to this sampler! This is one of two pieces of embroidery I discovered at an antiques fair at Westonbirt School last year, and I did gasp when I saw what had been done. I think the stall holder was somewhat taken aback when I asked about the ‘chopped up pieces of embroidery’. She explained that the original antique sampler was in such a state this seemed a good way to save some pieces of it. On the plus side, it means that you can own a little bit of history without spending silly amounts of money.