A reproduction of an 1821 needlework sampler worked by Helen Bell in Dundee, Scotland. (reproduction worked by Lisa Roswell from a pattern available at Carriage House Samplings)
Traditional embroidered floral motifs surround a muliplication table. Some schools in the 19th century combined training in needlework with other disciplines. I’ll bet Helen knew her times tables perfectly by the time she was done with this sampler!
So beautiful. I need to do something like this… Thinks.
Pearl Haslam, BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery, Hand Embroidery, Royal School of Needlework & UCA Farnham
Beautiful! Ten hours of tiny tiny stitches. Click through for more details :-)
Some of the beautiful embroidery from the China exhibits.