Gain an insight into these embroidered pictures and the unique stories they reveal.
Maern Kedglie, from Inveresk, represented the neighbouring town of Musselburgh in her sampler, using the town’s coat of arms of three anchors and three mussels. © © Leslie B. Durst Collection
This alphabet sampler has been left unfinished. It is one of a collection of samplers created by the Swan and Ballingal families © Leslie B. Durst Collection
May Robert has incorporated biblical scenes from the story of Elijah into her sampler. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
Isabella Cook’s sampler is one of a pair both depicting a zebra. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
It is possible A McGilliy embroidered a shortened version of her surname, which may have been McGillivray. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
Catherine Monro’s multiplication sampler reflects the type of schooling she received. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
Agnes Henry's sampler is unusual in that it is stitched on paper and made with coloured beads rather than conventional embroidery thread. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
Margaret Alexander’s sampler, made during the Napoleonic Wars, includes portraits of three British army regiments. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
Header image: May Robert has incorporated biblical scenes from the story of Elijah into her sampler. © Leslie B. Durst Collection
14 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019
14:00-15:00 Meet at 13:45.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh - Meet at Embroidered Stories on Level 3 at 13:45
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