I found a very Curious sampler and I wonder if anyone has encountered anything like it.
In the Salisbury Museum which has some great lace samples, some stumpwork, costume and accessories one of the items that caught my attention was a Sampler that recorded the results of the Wiltshire election of 1819. Has anyone ever seen anything like this? Click on the image to see a larger view.
It was behind glass in a room that was not well lit and this is best photo I could do. As you can see each candidates name is recorded and the number of votes. The piece was works in cross stitch on what looks like linen.
There was no accompanying information and it has really sparked my curiosity as I cant remember seeing a sampler that recorded political results quite like this. If any of my readers know more about his or samplers like it please let me know.
My holiday is progressing well. If you are interested in our travels make a cuppa and visit Tones and tints
The Musée des arts et métiers (Museum of Arts and Crafts) in Paris is one of those museums you will with find absolutely fascinating or just not your thing.
If you are a weaver or have done any weaving you will find their display of looms fascinating as they have models of all key looms and a circular knitting machine!
You can see me thoroughly enjoying myself here peering into the beautiful old cabinets trying to translate the notes.
Also of interest was this colour wheel for dyes
This display on the invention and manufacture of rayon was also interesting.
Anyway as promised, I thought I would share the information about this gem as it is not on the main tourist track and when we visited it was quiet.
Jerry and I are sharing all our travel news over on Tones and Tints.
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A set of my CQ stencils. International entries are welcome. So head over there and leave a comment as you may win a set.
Life has been busy but at least I have managed to complete this block this week. So I can declare that
I have completed block 34 for my next crazy quilt.
As usual if click on the block you can see a larger version and I have a few details of the stitching to share as well. I hope readers enjoy seeing what I have done.
You will find all the other blocks in this series the Lace Quilt category
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