Sophia Deverel

English Samplers

Sophia Deverel

c. 1753

Buckingham, England


An extremely rare miniature piece done entirely in hollie point. Worked as tiny spot motifs, this type of work was used as insertions to decorate baby clothes. The patterns appear as tiny pin-prick holes giving a lace-like appearance. Along with her name, the design consists of fleur-de-lys, stylized flower heads, linked hearts and crowns.

Size (W x H): 2 3/4 x 4 inches

Stitches: Hollie point

Media: Cotton thread


Sophia was christened July 16, 1753 in Swanbourne, Buckingham, England. Her father was John Deverel.



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(This sampler was added to the site on February 15, 2013)