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Samplers have a long history in Britain, dating from the sixteenth century. They were originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. Later they developed into a schoolgirl's exercise and today they are more often used to record stitches than patterns. This book traces the history of samplers in Britain from the late sixteenth century onwards and includes examples of long, darning, map, school, stitch and plain sewing samplers as well as those associated with great events and private griefs and joys.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 144 x 204 x 6mm | 99.79g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 22 b&w illustrations, 34 colour plates
  • 074780365X
  • 9780747803652
  • 1,852,337

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Samplers Further reading Places to visit
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About Pamela Clabburn

Having run the Textile Conservation Workroom for the Eastern Region of the National Trust for ten years, Pamela Clabburn is now a textile and embroidery consultant.
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