Sunday, 21 June 2009

Mary Wigham up close

Like images of models it is sometimes easy to think the subjects are perfect and regular, and as you stitch along I am sure you are wondering if the standard of your needlework makes the grade. I was just looking through some very old archival snaps and I found this close-up of Mary Wigham which I thought you might like to see. Click on the image itself and you will get a larger image to inspect. (The photo was never properly colour-matched and I have also over-brightened it so you can better see, so please don't worry about the colours.) You can probably appreciate also how complex and time consuming it is to chart these samplers!


  1. Amazing! They must have had REALLY good eyesight!

  2. I've been working with Kirsten (Gift of Stitching) on an adaptation of an antique sampler recently, and I'm just in awe of people who can chart clear samplers based on the antiques. It's truly got to be a labor of love!!

  3. Je lis avec un traducteur, mais je comprends l'essentiel, et j'apprends beaucoup, ce qui est un plaisir pour moi.
    Merci, merci, pour le lys des amis.
    I read with a translator, but I understand the bulk, and I teach a lot, what is a pleasure for me. Thank you, thank you, for the lily of the friends.

  4. Jacquline,

    This is just amazing. My hats off to you for doing such a great job charting these designs for us!

    Wendy Sheppard