PC001651/1 | Sharing Exchange Learning Resource R2036
This is an embroidery sampler made by Sally Cann in 1853 when she was ten years old. It is made from plain woven linen embroidered in wool threads, and measures 57 cm x 60.5 cm. Depicted in the sampler in rows divided by lines of embroidery stitches are (from top to bottom) the alphabet in upper case in two different styles, the numbers 1 to 23, the alphabet in lower case and the alphabet again in upper case in a third style. The sampler also includes the words 'Remember now thy Creator in the day of thy youth', Sally Cann's name, age, month of birth, the address of either her home or her school, and the year that the sampler was completed. Ducks are embroidered in the lower left and right corners, a potted plant in the centre and a single flower at lower right, and a band of stylised strawberries around the perimeter.