I thought I would share this with my readers. This is a knitting sampler rolled as you would a needlework band sampler. Made in Czechoslovakia in 1876 it contains more than 70 patterns.
This piece is held by the Powerhouse museum and one of the aspects of thier site I really enjoy is that when you can click on the image and “zoom” in to see the sampler in detail.
When I saw it I could not help but wonder if this woman had recorded patterns like this because she found English difficult.
The process of documenting my own Stitching Band Sampler has more than revived my interest in samplers so I spent a very pleasant hour or so poking about the Powerhouse website. If you have not visited the site before make yourself a cuppa and settle down to browse. There are numerous online resources to make your visit worthwhile.