Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Coloured silks and metal threads, white-work and needle lace… Over 120 beautifully embroidered samplers, some hundreds of years old, have gone on display in Cambridge in the exhibition Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum. Each one meticulously stitched by a girl or young woman, the samplers and accompanying book give a glimpse…