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About the Sampler from Nicola Parkman:
"Emily Ann Greenaway is a truly beautiful sampler with a decorative multi-coloured border which encloses some very sweet animals and motifs. The colour palette has been taken from the front of the sampler as these have mellowed into lovely soft colours. The eye is drawn to the colourful basket of fruit in the centre, and it is here that Emily dates her sampler to 1884. On either side are a deer and an extremely cute, realistic little rabbit.
Emily places her sampler in Sibertswold, which is a village situated about 6 miles from the port city of Dover, Kent. Emily Ann Greenaway was born on the 16th of October 1864 in Sibertswold, Kent. This makes her around 20 years old when she stitched her sampler in 1884. The majority of samplers were stitched by younger girls, so it is interesting that she was older. Emily had a very long life. She died on the 22nd of February 1958 at the grand old age of 95 years in Chatham and is also buried at Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham, Kent. She would have witnessed many changes in her life and would have had to adapt. I have a feeling that she was a strong and kind woman, with a sense of duty and care towards her family, providing a loving home when one was needed."