Sampler with needle lace and cutwork

Sarah Thral

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Pure white work samplers such as this one have survived in smaller numbers than their more colorful counterparts. But while this example may lack the immediate visual impact of a contemporary polychrome band sampler, closer inspection rewards the viewer who studies the technical skill deployed by Sara Thral, particularly in the creation of her own name in lace stitches.

Sampler with needle lace and cutwork, Sarah Thral, Linen embroidered with linen thread; reticella, satin, and eye stitches, British

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