Needlework Samplers at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

A recent visit to Cambridge brought a surprising treat. I popped by the Fitzwilliam Museum to discover the  most beautiful “Sampled Lives”  Exhibition showcasing a stunning curated collection of  Antique English Needlework Samplers.

English 17th Century Whitework Needlework Samplers. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.
English 17th Century Whitework Needlework Sampler. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.
Child's Needlework Exercise Book dated 1835. Needlework Samplers. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.
Child’s Needlework Exercise Book dated 1835. Needlework Sampler. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England.

I can heartily recommend a visit. The exhibition is on until January 2019.

Have you visited? What are your favourite pieces?  Please leave a comment below – (Mine are the Mending and Darning Samplers)

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