Sarah Ann Gooch

English Samplers

Sarah Ann Gooch


Norwich, England


The most vividly coloured of our Norfolk Girls! In addition to the typical crewel flowers, floral dividing bands and traditional alphabets, Sarah has a beautiful Old English, almost calligraphy-styled alphabet in the lower section of the diamond.

Size (W x H): 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 inches

Stitches: Cross, outline, satin, long/short

Media: Silk on linen


Sarah was born 14 July 1802, christened in 1802 at St. Augustine, Norwich, Norfolk County, the daughter of David and Elizabeth Warden Gooch.


Pronounce her blest, my muse, whom wisdom guides
In her own path to her own heavenly seat;
Through all the storms her soul securely glides,
Nor can the tempests nor the tides,
That rise and roar around, supplant her stead feet

Sarah Ann Gooch

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