Tuesday 18 December 2012

Help Please! Where Is The Dowell-Simpson Sampler?

I apologise for the poor quality of this image of the Mary Dowell Sampler often called the Dowell-Simpson sampler in recognition of one of its previous owners, Lady Simpson. This unique sampler is composed of four hundred individual pieces which together include almost a thousand design motifs is sewn into a continuous colorful strip twenty inches wide by forty-one feet long and was documented and charted by Sydell C. Byer and Marion F. Scoular in the mid 1970s. Marion Scoular would like to contact the present owner. Can anyone help, please? Thank you so much for your helpful emails. It appears the sampler is now with the Textile and Research Center at the Valentine Museum in Richmond, Virginia.

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