Stuff American Needlework Treasures: Samplers and Silk Embroideries from the Collection
by Betty Ring
ISBN-10: 0525245146
ISBN-13: 9780525245148
E.P. Dutton
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 112
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - **SIGNED** Very light cover and edge wear; signed by author.

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American samplers and pictorial embroideries, now regarded as important and charming examples of American folk art, survive in astonishing numbers, probably because they have been treasured through the generations as family heirlooms; and they reflect the industry and artistry of countless teachers who guided the needles of American schoolgirls when sewing was a vital part of every girl's education and ornamental needlework was the foremost female art. This publication is of special importance because the almost 200 illustrations come from the outstanding collection of the author, Betty Ring, who is one of the best known scholars and collectors in the field of early American embroideries.