One of the skills that young needleworkers were taught was whitework darning, which would hold obviously practical, life-long applications. The majority of these samplers were made in Quaker schools in England and the United States, and exhibit a handsome graphic. Kitty Waterman created this fine, technically proficient whitework darner in 1804, with nine different patterned blocks and an inscription worked in the classic Quaker styled lettering.
The sampler was worked in silk on linen and is in excellent condition. It has been conservation mounted and is in a late 19th century veneer frame.
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