A piece of embroidery or needlework produced as a demonstration or test of skill. This sampler includes the alphabet, as well as the student’s name and age. These pieces often include figures, motifs, and decorative borders.
Keywordsschool, test, alphabet, embroidery, skill, demonstration, needlework, Age 7, American sampler, Nancy K Ollmye, sampler, worsted work
William Dwight Whitney, PhD, LLD The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1895) 5325