Stuff Traditional Samplers
by Sarah Don
ISBN-10: 067080732X
ISBN-13: 9780670807321
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 144
Language(s): English
Good/None - *No DJ* Very light cover and edge wear; upper corner of book is moderately bumped. Excellent research copy.

Make your own traditional sampler, a family heirloom to be passed on through the generations just like the originals. Here are 22 colorful and exciting projects with complete charts and instructions, each one inspired by an actual sampler made in England, America, Holland or Germany in the period 1500-1900. Stunning color photographs illustrate every project in fine detail.

The author uses all the traditional subjects: alphabets, animals, flowers, family trees, birthdays, weddings, Noah's Ark; and decorates them with the old-fashioned patterns, motifs and borders which make this such an attractive craft. Stitches, threads and fabrics are varied to suit all tastes and abilities, with plenty of scope for the experienced needleworker to develop her own ideas. (Full alphabets and numerals are given for every lettering style used in the projects.)

For inspiration, there is a brief history of the art and skills of sampler making, with photographs of collected pieces. Also included is a selection of popular texts often incorporated into the work. Even a complete beginner can create one of these beautiful samplers, to be admired and cherished for years to come.