Grandad’s War Sampler
Estimated Date Stitched:
Estimated Age of Stitcher:
in his 60's
School and/or Teacher:
Name of Stitcher:
Type of Sampler:
Size of Sampler:
wood, it has an acid free mat
Description of condition:
Approximate thread count:
Embroidery thread type:
cotton, wool, other
Number of letters:
Description of alphabets:
Number of sets of numerals:
Description of numerals:
There are numbers (but) giving the dates of the wars
Motifs: other**Triangles. The borders are not consistant in colour. Some ( ... ) changes occur with purchase of more thread
Type of stitches: Cross
Name or initials on sampler: none
Verse or Inscription:
We shall not fail – Churchill
With gods help we shall prevail – George VI
England expects every man to do his duty – Lord Nelson
(The first letter of each word is stitched in red.)
Owner / Donor Story:
This sampler was stitched by the owner’s grandfather:
Henry James Nutley, 1897 – 19990
Henry was born in Tunbridge Wells, U.K., and emigrated to Canada in 1911 with his parents and eight brothers and sisters.
The family settled in the Welland area of Ontario until moving to Hamilton, Ontario.
Henry joined the army (H.I.L.) as a young man. He was injured while fighting in the first World War.
He learned to do needlework when he was in the rehabilitation hospital. It is thought that he stitched this sampler for a particular event/display.
Henry was a member of the War Pensioners of Canada, for whom he designed their logo – which is still in use.
A photograph of Henry’s tombstone may be seen at www.billiongraves.com
No. of photographs: Number of photographs: 3
Description of photographs:
Reference numbers: (Museum, archive or other references associated with sampler)