Market Lavington Museum

An Easterton Sampler

We know little about this framed sampler which was made using long and short stitch embroidery.

An 1880s sampler which used to hang over an Easterton bed. It is now in Market Lavington Museum

It is believed to date from the 1880s and hung over a bed in Easterton. The message is simple and clear – ‘The gift of God is eternal Life’.

One of the benefits of modern technology is that we can get a pretty good close up view of the stitch work. So here is the word ‘The’ in close up.

Close up on ‘The’ to show the stitchwork

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