1724 Band Sampler by Ann Wooding. Framed in an old wood frame with gilt slip and glass. Mounted to conservator standards on acid free card with chipboard backing. The sampler is worked in silk on linen ground, in cross stitch and Algerian eye. No border, divider lines in various patterns. Colours red, yellow, green and blue. Alphabets A-Z in upper case and numbers 1-13 Verses read ‘DELIGHT IN LEARNIN>G SOON WILL BRING>A CHILD TO LEARN THE HARDEST THIN>G’ and ‘The FEAR OF THE LORD IS tH>e BEGINNING OF WISDOM AND>TO DEPART FROM EVIL IS VNDE>R StANDING BOAST not THY SeL>F OF TO MORROW FOR THOV>KnOWeSt NOt WHAt A DAY Ma>Y BeInG FORtH Let anotHer>man PrAISe The AND not THI>. Signed and dated ‘ANN WOODING ENDeD THIS 1724’. A scattering of diamond motifs.