Textile History: Oldest English Sampler 1598

This sampler is more than 400 years old! It’s in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and it was stitched to commemorate the birth of a child. Further information can be found on the museum website, linked below. Amazing!

Maker –>Jane Bostocke
Country –>England
Date –>1598
Materials — Linen, embroidered with silk and metal thread
Dimensions — Width 42.6cm x length 36.2cm

V&A Museum

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