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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

Sleeve 2 1-4) samples plain needlework, each labelled. 1) "First Class, First Division” is a hemmed piece of brown cotton, 5cmx10cm;2) ” First Class, Second Division” is a hemmed piece of printed chintz in brown/white, 3.5x3.5cm; 3) Second Class, First Division” is hemmed piece of pink cotton, 5cmx10cm;” 4) Second Class, Second Division" is four 2cm squares of plain white cotton (X2) and brown chintz (x2) stitched together to form a chequered square.

Sleeve2 Reverse 1-4) samples of sewing, each labelled. 1) "Third Class, First Division” is a hemmed piece of yellow/ed cotton with a two central lines of running stitch; 2)” Third Class, Second Division" is an irregularly shaped piece made by joining 18 strips of red chintz and white cotton at an angle to each other with a central seam to form a chevron pattern 12 x 17 cm; 3) "Fourth Class, First Division” is a piece of hemmed white cotton with four fine lines of running stitch in red and green thread, 3.2x7.6cm; 4)” Fourth Class, Second Division" is a piece of white cotton (discoloured) with five fine lines of running stitch, 2.7 x 7.6cm.

Object Number: ABDRG2011.18.2