Sep 13, 2017

Darning Sampler

Darning Sampler

c. 1880

Silk on linen, embroidery

Overall: 47.3 x 47.3 cm (18 5/8 x 18 5/8 in.)

Gift of George W. Bierce 1943.110


Did you know?

On their samplers the orphans often embroidered the initials of relatives.


Orphaned as a child, Willemijntje was sent to the Burgerweeshuis (Citizen's Orphanage) in Amsterdam along with her three sisters. While there, she embroidered her own name along the top edge.

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