Stuff Samplers
by Averil Colby
ISBN-10: 0713446463
ISBN-13: 9780713446463
B. T. Batsford Ltd.
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 266
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.

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Since its first publication, Averil Colby's Samplers has been recognized as the classic book on the subject. It traces the history of sampler making from its origins in Egyptian textiles to the twentieth century, a story which throws an interesting light on the development of design, the history of taste and social and family customs over the centuries. Detailed chapters look at the decorative motifs used on samplers including figures, birds, animals, flowers, trees, buildings and ships. There is also a section on the inscriptions and verses which were frequently embroidered--sometimes moral and elevating, sometimes ill-spelt and unintentionally comic. The craft of working samplers is now enjoying a renewal of popularity and any embroiderer designing a modern sampler will find the many photographs and carefully charted motifs of great value for practical work.