The mourning piece is in the style of those made at Elizabeth & Samuel Folwell's school in Philadephia in the early 1800s. The artist (Samuel Folwell or his son Godfrey) drew the design on the silk which was stretched on a frame. Then the student was taught embroidery under the instructuion of Elizabeth Folwell. Lastly, Samuel or Godfrey painted in the sky, faces, arms and other details. Folwell also sold his designs on silk to other needlework instructresses, so without close inspection it is hard to tell.