an example of a variety patching techniques on a plain ground
  • Date 1862-1865
  • Place of Origin Larvik, Vestfold, Norway
  • Creator Mother and aunt of donor

This set of samplers, which includes two of each example, were made by the donor’s mother (1865) and an aunt (1862) in Larvik, Norway, when each girl was 14, as part of required schoolwork.

1986.082.001.2 is an example of a variety patching techniques on a plain ground.

1986.082.001.3 is a miniature of a traditional shirt with long sleeves, a full straight line, and mandarin collar. The cuffs are gathered at the wrists, and there are full gathered and gusseted shoulder joins and shoulder yokes. There is a tucked bodice insert and gusseted side openings.

1986.082.001.4 is a miniature knitted sock with shaped foot and ribbed top.

  • Materials Cotton
  • Dimensions 1986.082.001.2: length 6 inches, width, 6 inches; 1986.082.001.3: length, 15 inches; width, 23 inches; 1986.082.001.4: length, 7.5 inches; width, 2 inches.
  • Identifier / Source 1986.082.001 - Gift of Mabel Thorsen
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