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Kildare Place Model School

Collection: Kildare Place Model School Collection
Object Type: Embroidery and Needlework Sample
Artist/Maker: Margaret Coyningham
Place Made: Dublin
Date: 1824
Media/Materials: paper, board, linen, cotton, wool, silk
Dimensions: overall: 45 cm x 34 cm x 5 cm


Part of a collection of 45 sewing, knitting and embroidery specimens and two pieces of patterned paper from (one of?) the Kildare Place Model Schools in Dublin. Held in 14 sleeves within a modern binder

Sleeve3 1-3) three samples of buttonholes and buttons and 4)one of frilling, each labelled. 1)"Fifth Class, First Division” is a piece of white cotton bound with brown stitching with five button holes also bound with brown stitching, 4.2x7.5 cm;2) ” Fifth Class, Second Division" is a piece of white cotton bound with red stitches in the form of triangles. Five button holes bound in green stitching and two red buttons made of red thread, 4.5x7.5cm. "Sixth Class, First Division" (blank here) and 3) "Seventh Class, First Division" is a square of white cotton with three stitched pin tucks and a gathered, hemmed frill all round, 10x11cm.

Sleeve 3 reverse 1) sampler labelled "Elementary(?) Class Specimen" . Consists of panel with zig-zag border, letters of alphabet, numbers 1-6 in brown and initials M.C and K.P with embroidered flowers, 17.5 x12.5cm

Object Number: ABDRG2011.18.3