The centre basket in this sampler is worked in lines of chain-stitching crossing each other lattice fashion.
I thought of catamounts and bears; and then I thought of my sampler.
A typical coloured Italian sampler of about 1800 is as follows: The sampler is nearly square, and is divided into three parts.
On the face of the sampler it will be noticed that lines have been drawn for the guidance of the worker.
The sampler is dated 1881, and was the work of a lady of seventeen years of age.
The darning of the sampler, Illustration 43, is very simple.
The problem of the sampler is essentially the same as that of the student of statistics.
The sampler is designed to show how far one can dispense with it.
This is much to be regretted, as in these three things lies much of the personal interest of the English sampler.
The sampler, Illustration 46, wants little or no explanation.
"embroidery specimen by a beginner to show skill," 1520s, from sample (n.); earlier "pattern, model, example to be imitated" (early 14c.). The connecting notion is probably "piece of embroidery serving as a pattern to be copied, or to fix and retain the pattern." As "a collection of samples" from 1912.