Friday, 27 May 2016

A sampler collection

Copyright © York Museums and Gallery Trust 2016
Copyright © York Museums and Gallery Trust 2016

York Museums Trust’s  collections cover a vast array of subjects including textiles. The Trust is one of just a handful of regional museum services in the UK which has had every single one of its collections designated by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.

The scheme celebrates and promotes England’s most important and culturally valuable collections so that they can be fully enjoyed by many generations to come.

There are 204 samplers to be enjoyed HERE. Including the original Elizabeth Oliver that has been reproduced by Moria Blackburn.

In the search results information if you click on a  sampler it will open to show more information and from here you can then click the photograph of the sampler for a enlarged image so that the details can be studied.

Many of the samplers are "first" school girl exercises but scrolling through you will find some treasures. If you search on bedcovers there are some wonderful quilts to be seen too (opt for images in search terms).


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