German Sampler (was RE: [HNW] question)

Sue Clemenger mooncat at
Sat Nov 19 16:30:39 PST 2005

I was always under the impression that its claim to fame (besides some nifty
needlework) was that it was the earliest *dated* sampler, since the date was
sewn into the sampler itself.
There are older samplers, but none of them can be so precisely dated....

----- Original Message -----
From: "Deborah Pulliam" <pulliam at>
To: <h-needlework at>
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 11:58 AM
Subject: Re: German Sampler (was RE: [HNW] question)

> << I think the earliest sampler that they have is the Bostocke Sampler.>>
> The Bostocke sampler is the earliest *Engish* sampler in the V&A

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