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Sampler made by Janet McGuffog, Cumloden School


Sampler made by Janet McGuffog, a pupil at Cumloden School, a nineteenth charity school in Minnigaff.


From the New Statistical Account of 1842, we know the Countess of Galloway had a charity school near Cumloden Cottage, where 25 girls were instructed in reading, writing, arithmetic, and needlework, by a female teacher.


It is sewn on brown even-weave material, using coloured threads, to depict the letters of the alphabet, numbers, various borders. It is done with cross-stitch, outline stitch, eyelets, etc., and is in a frame behind glass.

The Museum, Newton Stewart
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Newton Stewart Museum Trust