Band Samplers From The School Of Juda Hayle - Charts
THREE LATE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY BAND SAMPLERS FROM THE SCHOOL OF JUDA HAYLE FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE FITZWILLIAM MUSEUM IN CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND THE SCHOOL OF JUDA HAYLE, OF IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, ENGLAND The same two verses, with varied misspellings, occur on many of the samplers: LOOK WELL TO WHAT YOU TAKE IN HAND FOR LEARNING I S BETTER THAN HOUSE OR LAND WHEN LAND IS GONE AND MONEY IS SPENT THEN LEARNING IS MOST EXCELLENT and _____________ IS MY NAME AND WITH MY NEEDLE I WROUGHT THE SAME AND JUDETH HAYLE WAS (IS) MY DAME (MISTRESS) The three samplers in this packet all date from the earliest period of Juda Hayle's tenure, and share remarkably similar color palettes, pattern bands, lettering style, overall size, and use of stitches. Two were made by sisters Hannah and Mary Canting, and the third by Sarah Bantoft, all of whom came from relatively wealthy families in and around Ipswich, approximately sixty miles northeast of London Some of the colors used in these three samplers are so similar that it is likely the pattern bands were taught with the same color palette, but hand-dyeing has caused them to fade and alter at differing rates over the centuries. The colors were matched exactly to those at the front side of the samplers, and the palettes vary slightly from sampler to sampler. Stitches used in these samplers are cross, double running, eyelet, back, counted satin, tent, trellis, half cross, Queen, and stem.