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Samplers were first used in Northern Europe during the early 16th century. Surviving samplers, depictions of samplers in paintings and books, and written references indicate that most early examples depicted Late Gothic and Early Renaissance motifs and border patterns. They were described as stitchery and deshilado (drawn thread work), some in silk and others in gold thread.At the time of the inventory they were in the care of her chamberlain Diego de Rivera and his son Alonso, but they have all disappeared.

Surviving samplers, depictions of samplers in paintings and books, and written references indicate that most early examples depicted Late Gothic and Early Renaissance motifs and border patterns.

Stitched with silk and metal thread on linen it has pictorial figures above with border and all-over patterns below.

The inscription reads: ″IANE: BOSTOCKE 1598 ALICE: LEE: WAS: BORNE: THE:23: OF: NOVEMBER: BEING: TWESDAY: IN: THE: AFTER: NOONE:1596″ The museum has two other samplers believed to date from the 16th century, one from Germany with religious motifs and one from Italy with floral patterns and grotesques. A Dutch sampler dated 1585 survives in the Nederlands Openluchtmuseum in Arnhem.

Coptic sampler fragments of silk on linen in double running stitch and pattern darning have been found in Egyptian burial grounds of 400–500 CE.

These are pattern samplers having designs based on early Christian symbols.

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By the 17th century in England, samplers were important educational tools embroidered mostly by young girls between the ages of seven and thirteen.