This textile sample reads:
‘Convince the world that you are
Just and true in all you say
And all you do’
It was made in 1803 by a ten year old girl named Ann Mell.
Embroidery was a popular schoolroom exercise in nineteenth century England. The fabric would often be pulled taut over a wooden frame and the design stitched in from back to front. These samples could then be used either for decorative purposes or as a demonstration of the young girl’s skill when seeking employment in a house.
Website link for the history of samplers
No statement is available for this artist yet.