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This book traces the history of sampler making from its origins in Egyptian textiles to the 20th century, a story which throws an interesting light on the development of design, the history of taste, and social and family customs over the centuries. Detailed chapters look at the decorative motifs used on samplers, including figures, birds, animals, flowers, trees, buildings and ships. There is also a section on the inscriptions and verses which were frequently embroidered - sometimes moral and elevating, sometimes misspelt and unintentionally comic. The book should also be of interest from a practical point of view to those interested in making their own samplers. Averil Colby is also the author of "Quilting", "Patchwork", "Pincushions" and "Patchwork Quilts".
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Book Description Batsford Ltd, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110713446471
Book Description Batsford Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0713446471 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1211646