Courtesy Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware
The portrait above is of a 60-70 year old woman, and mother of eight children. But, she was once a young girl who grew up at 30 The Strand, and learned genteel skills from local teachers.
Although we don't know who taught her needlework, she did complete a sampler at age 7.
A page from the book "Wrought With Careful Hand" available
here describes the sampler in greater detail.