Helen Kinnear Brown didn’t date her Sampler, but the style suggests it was sewn in the late 18th, or early 19th century, and it has a ‘Scottish’ or ‘North of England’ feel to it. The row of initials ~ probably of close family viz: ‘RB’, ‘AB’, ‘MB’, ‘HB’ ~ was a feature of these areas. The other initials could relate to those of her friends, classmates and, or teachers. Helen used fine, colourful wools for her cross stitch, and Algerian Eye stitch producing a neat and pleasing effect, which though slightly faded, remains in very good condition. Framed & glazed.
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