Sampler (The Brontës—She Was Sitting), Part 1 of 5. 1997. Hand embroidery and beading on linen. 17.25 x 16.5 in. (43.8 x 41.9 cm)


She was sitting in the aclove,—her
task of work on her knee, her fingers
assiduously plying the needle, her
eyes following and regulating their
movements, her brain working
restlessly. She did sew: She plied her
needle, continuously, ceaselessly, but
her brain worked faster than her

            — Charlotte Brontė, SHIRLEY, 1849

Three collar patterns of Charlotte Brontė’s, which she
kept with a plait of Anne Brontė’s hair.