Stuff Samplers From The Victoria And Albert Museum
by Clare Browne & Jennifer Wearden
ISBN-10: 1851772901
ISBN-13: 9781851772902
V & A Publications
2003
Soft Cover
Pages: 144
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; upper corner very lightly bumped.
$48.00

Embroidered samplers from the V & A's fine collection provide both a historical survey of this popular needlework art and a practical guide to the different types of stitches. Details of individual motifs are shown alongside full color photographs of the complete samplers while stitch types and techniques are explained through photographic details and clear line drawings. The book is international in scope, illustrating British, Continental and non-European samplers, and cover a wide range of stitch types, providing practical information and inspiration for designers and embroiderers. It will also be of interest to collectors and to those interested in the wealth of historical detail revealed in the evocative images.