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11 Aug 2020

Work, rest or play

Written by Emma Inglis, Curator for Glasgow & West
A piece of needlework on plain linen set in a dark brown frame. In the centre is a picture of a house with five windows arranged symmetrically around a centre door. The roof is pitched and has three chimneys. Around the house are small pictures of stylised trees and flowers, all sewn in coloured threads that have faded to soft greens, browns and yellow. Along the bottom are the words Jaen Cunninghams work Brea 1833. All set within a vine-like border of green stems and leaves with small yellowed flowers.
As children prepare to return to the classroom, we chart changes in education for girls through a selection of samplers from our collection.

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