Stuff Samplers and Tapestry Embroideries
by Marcus B. Huish
ISBN-10: 0713464631
ISBN-13: 9780713464634
B.T. Batsford Ltd.
1990
Soft Cover
Pages: 176
Language(s): English
Good - Light to moderate cover and edge wear; spine sunned; light creasing to cover; excellent research copy.
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The embroidered sampler, as a pattern or example from which to learn varieties of needlework, flourished as an art form in England from the late Middle Ages to the early 19th century. At the height of its popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries it usually displayed colorful ornaments and inscriptions, serving as a means of displaying both moral precepts and the adeptness of its creator. This profusely illustrated book provides a general introduction to samplers and related tapestry embroidery from it earliest existing artifacts dating from around 1640 to the early 1800's.