Hannah Fielden sewed her Sampler when she was 12 years old in 1837 using some unusual features- such as her ‘wider then normal’ border of realistic rosebuds. A morality rhyme is positioned between floral motifs, which are also worked to a more realistic design than the usual ‘geometric’ flowers found on Samplers. A house with its brickwork cleverly delineated, is embroidered at the bottom- perhaps representing Hannah’s home or school. A very attractive piece, worked in cross stitch, with a little tent stitch- in excellent condition, in a frame which compliments the colours of the embroidery. Hanna may have been born at Todmorden Yorkshire.
Framed size: height 62cm (24″)
width 57cm (22.5″)
depth 3cm (1″)
Unframed size: height 55cm (21.5″)
width 50cm (19.5″)