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American Sampler Designs

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Publisher Comments:

Drawn from 17th, 18th and 19th century samplers are alphabets, houses, people, animals, flowers and mourning pictures.

Synopsis:

For more than two centuries stitching samplers provided the major form of education for young girls. What little knowledge of reading, arithmetic and geography they gained came from the discipline and long hours with the needle. Today we study and enjoy all forms of samplers for their beauty and charm. In this book, the trees, flowers, animals, people and houses, as well as the alphabets that were the samplers' primary exercise, are authentically recreated in black line drawings. The introduction provides insight into the creation of samplers, as well as an often neglected part of our history, the education of women.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780880451338
Author:
Andrew, Dolores M.
Publisher:
Stemmer House Publishers
Location:
Owings Mills, Md.
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Design - General
Subject:
Textile design
Subject:
Needlework
Subject:
Samplers
Subject:
Needlework - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Samplers -- United States.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
International Design Library
Series Volume:
no. 55
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
42 p.
Dimensions:
10.94x8.33x.22 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 42 p. pages Stemmer House Publishers - English 9780880451338 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , For more than two centuries stitching samplers provided the major form of education for young girls. What little knowledge of reading, arithmetic and geography they gained came from the discipline and long hours with the needle. Today we study and enjoy all forms of samplers for their beauty and charm. In this book, the trees, flowers, animals, people and houses, as well as the alphabets that were the samplers' primary exercise, are authentically recreated in black line drawings. The introduction provides insight into the creation of samplers, as well as an often neglected part of our history, the education of women.
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