Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Chinese Sampler In East Riding of Yorkshire Museums On-Line

The East Riding of Yorkshire - that is the third of the county of Yorkshire that lies by the North Sea Coast - is in the process of putting the sampler collections from its museums on-line. But it was this sampler, which ever-so-vaguely reminded me of a Quaker sampler, that took my attention first. It is an item from a Chinese collection brought back by Ida Miles when she returned from China, where she had been a missionary from 1888 to 1921. It is worked on coarse cream linen, its ends blanket-stitched. It displays a number of designs in blue cross-stitch in rather haphazard placement and is described as not skilled work.

To see this sampler and others, simply click here.

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