Betty Molison, born in the parish of Lethnot, Forfarshire in 1824, worked this sampler in wool as a child. It also bears the name of her sister Agnes. Betty brought the sampler with her to Dunedin, New Zealand, in 1872, when she migrated with her husband David Stewart and some of their large family.
Now faded, the sampler is a treasured possession of her New Zealand descendants, currently cared for by a great granddaughter of Betty’s twelfth and youngest child, George Leighton Stewart.
This item is a Scottish Diaspora community submission.