I have wanted to buy a copy of this book for ages, but could never find one.
And then I came across this one at Australian Needle Arts
I think it’s the same – just a reprint (this one was published in 2003).
I have long had an interest in textiles and I find samplers particularly fascinating. I wish there was more information on the girls who stitched the samplers – where they lived, their economic situation, did they get married, did they recent making a sampler?
These girls were so young – Mary Ann Body (it’s her sampler on the cover) was only 9!
I particularly like this one – dated 1792 where a word is clearly inserted.
Here you seen the ‘away has been added later – or they miscalculated how wide the text would be.