Hand made Tain sampler

Hand made Tain sampler

Included in Collections: Domestic

Object Description

This sampler was stitched by Christina Ross who attended a school for girls in Tain in 1857. It is a particularly fine example of the kind of embroidery work that girls produced in Victorian times.

The earliest surviving sampler which is signed and dated was made by Jane Bostocke who included the date 1598 in the inscription.

Stitching the alphabet began in the 17th century. By the 19th century, samplers were well established as vehicles for religious instruction, geography, English and mathematics. Schoolgirls produced needlework exercises of almanacs, mathematical tables and maps, as well as numbers and letters.

Cat No. Not specified.
Collections Domestic
Date added May 14th, 2021
Added by Tain & District Museum

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