Exhibition

Stitching Stories: Haslemere Museum Samplers

2 July-31 August 2024

Showcasing some of the museum's beautifully embroidered but often unseen collection of needlework, this exhibition highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives. Mostly made by young girls as part of their education in the 18th and 19th centuries, samplers were primarily a demonstration of sewing skills. Every sampler is both a study in needlework but, moreover, each one is a fascinating piece of social history and it is the stories stitched into these samplers that this exhibition will aim to tell.

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