Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Verulamium Museum Samplers On-Line

Verulamium is the Latin name for St Alban's, a great town with a fabulous cathedral (and cathedral refectory for home-cooked, friendly lunches) in Hertfordshire. If you plan to visit Hatfield House on one of your trips, don't forget a bit of shopping in the town which has many attractive shops. Although the Verulamium Museum in St Albans, UK is famous for its collection of Roman artifacts - it does have a small textile collection including samplers, which thanks to Lottery Funding is now being made available on-line. I particularly liked this sampler commenced by Elizabeth Dun in March 1723 and completed by Ann Dun in August 1723 - a case of many hands make light work?
Just click on the link here to reach the Search Screen. Then choose Social History in the drop down box for Collections followed by Textiles in the drop down box for Sub Collection then press the Search Box.
There is also this dear little stitched watch cloth which you can see below.

1 comment:

  1. There's something so beautiful about the stitched alphabet!