Custom framing needlework- samplers
Needlework became a particularly popular method of artistic expression during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. By the 1700s it was common practice for young girls in places like England or the United States to create needlework samplers, which were small, basic stitchings that were used as demonstrations of individual skill. These samplers could exhibit figures, designs, short sayings, poems, phrases, or most commonly, the alphabet. This practice remained popular for years to come, making samplers or other forms of embroidery very cherished personal or sentimental artifacts. Framing samplers not only protects and preserves stitchings over time, but it showcases the pieces as a works of art.
Oliver Brothers specialize in conservation and custom framing needlework, samplers.
An antique sampler example
restored and framed
An antique sampler before and after restoration
cleaning, mounting and framing
old and new custom frame