New Zealand's Historic Samplers
Our stitched stories - By Vivien Caughley
A unique glimpse into our cultural history, and particularly women's history, through more than 80 historic samplers – many specially photographed for the book. Through exceptional first-hand research, involving travel around New Zealand and overseas, author Vivien Caughley has created a fascinating story that opens a window on our past, and the history and craft of needlework. It features samplers by colonial women as well as those who stitched samplers during World War II, and finishes with the 1990 Globe Theatre project involving 500 embroiderers around New Zealand.
Each sampler has the story of the girl or woman who stitched it and a map shows geographic coverage, from missionary wives in Northland to farmers’ daughters in Southland.
This very impressive and beautifully produced book will appeal to needlework practitioners, artists and designers, academics, and genealogists. The reverse of the jacket features the design of the 1853 sampler featured on the front with full instructions.
Historic Samplers - Our Stitched
Stories - by Vivien
270 x 220 mm, 184 pages, colour, paperback with jacket
Please contact Linda to order.
"Remember thy Creator": Scottish girls`s samplers 1700-1872
Entitled "Remember thy Creator": Scottish girls`s samplers 1700-1872, is published by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
This richly illustrated book looks at samplers
made in Scotland and their place in the education of girls, placing
them within the social context of the period.
The contents are wide-ranging, including a brief history of samplers in general, the documentary evidence for samplers in Scotland and the earliest surviving pieces. Schooling for girls and the importance of plain sewing samplers are dealt with before looking at embroidered examples and the various types found in Scotland and how certain designs appear to be specific to this country. An important aspect of Scottish samplers is the use of family initials that allows for tracing the makers in various archive sources. The use of verses on samplers concludes with an appendix tracing the source of all so far known to have been used in Scotland. Extensive colour photographs of pieces in public and private collections, some of which have never been published before, are used throughout the book and there is also a charted design of a surviving sampler.
Remember thy Creator will appeal to anyone interested in the history of textiles, social history and women’s education in Scotland and the wider world.
"Remember thy Creator": Scottish
girls`s samplers 1700-1872 is priced at £17.50 plus postage and packing to TSG members and
plus p&p to non-members.
Tokens of Love 'The Provenance, Purposes and Constituents of English Needlework, Samplers of Poor Girls, and their life in Poor and Orphan Schools'
by Vivian Crellin.
TSG member Vivian
Crellin's book is published by The Sampler Guild. This is a deeply
researched labour of love covering the provenance, purposes and
constituents of English needlework samplers, with a description
and explanation of samplers from charity, poor and orphan schools.
The book includes chapters on the history and traditions of English
samplers, the needlework of men and Celtic traditions in the Isle
of Man, Wales and Scotland, as well as forty coloured illustrations
and thirty in black and white.
"I thought you might like to know that Vivien Crellin’s book was listed by the Mayflower Sampler Guild as one of their favourite sampler books ever, and that the list has been published on legacy" - Linda
Tokens of Love by Vivien Crellin is priced as follows:
- £18.00 plus postage and packing
To place your order for this very special book, please contact Linda.
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