Susan Weisel's sampler

This sampler by Susan Weisel, dating to 1823, is stitched with silk embroidery thread on a linen ground with a thread count of warp 23, weft 23/ in. The stitches used are cross, satin, straight, Algerian Eye, herringbone, queen, long-armed cross, and rice. The inscription is: “Susan Weisel / aged 10 years / 1823.” Susan Weisel was born October 11, 1813, to Daniel and Margaret Startzman Weisel in Williamsport, Washington Co., Maryland. She married Adam Shoop (c. 1808-1873) and they had four children – Matilda (1836 -), Mary (c. 1838 -), Winfield (c. 1840-1881), and Laura (c. 1844-1936). Susan died January 23, 1907 in Williamsport, Washington Co., Maryland.
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Weisel, Susan
Physical Description
embroidered (overall production method/technique)
silk (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
linen (overall material)
blue (overall color)
green (overall color)
rose (overall color)
rust (overall color)
light tan ground (overall color)
overall: 8 5/8 in x 17 1/4 in; x 21.9075 cm x 43.815 cm
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Credit Line
Bequest of Lenore Marie de Grange
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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