Fantastic find, and perhaps rare, or at least rare-ish. I could not locate online any samplers that included Casalguidi embroidery.
This monochromatic 1915 sampler is done on fairly thin, loosely woven natural linen. The color is beigy brown as in the second picture. Embroidery is done in cotton and, perhaps, some silk. The linen is nailed to very light wooden stretchers.The stretched size is approx. The theme of the sampler seems to be textured stitches including Casalguidi with the properly worked Casalguidi background, first photo. Some of the sampler stitches are woven, especially in the central part, and almost approach stumpwork. It's a pleasure to watch the "practice" stitches on the sides. There is one, I'm showing it with a MOP hand pointing to it. Which is like a stem stitch, but worked as a bullion one, with the bullions becoming progressively fatter. I tied a gold thread near it. I do have information about Doris Moxon, the creator of this sampler. Doris Clare Moxon was born in the Beverly, UK on December 31, 1887. The family moved to Whitby and lived at Carr Hall, Briggswath, which later became the middle school of the order of the Holy Paraclete. Doris studied at the Royal College of Art, and subsequently joined the community of the order of the Holy Paraclete in July 1928.
She forsook the name Doris and became known as Sister Clare in community. CONDITION OF SAMPLER : Water stains on the left edge, last photo.It would probably benefit this textile to take it off the stretchers. Soak in many changes of plain water and finally give it a gentle swish in Orvus. But, thaking is off the stretchers is NOT going to be easy, the nails hold it tight to the wood. The item "1915 Natural Linen SAMPLER Textured Stitches w Italian Casalguidi Embroidery" is in sale since Saturday, October 27, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Samplers".
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