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Historic samplers : selected from museums and historic homes : with 30 cross-stitch charts for authentic reproduction

Author: Patricia Ryan; Allen D Bragdon
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Historic Samplers presents thirty outstanding American samplers originally made in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which are now prized antiques in museum and historical collections. Selecting the samplers for their historic interest as well as their exceptional beauty, author Patricia Ryan spent five years tracking them down and devising charts that allow them to be reproduced in modern materials.
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Genre/Form: History
Patterns
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Ryan; Allen D Bragdon
ISBN: 0821219316 9780821219317
OCLC Number: 25048535
Notes: "A Bulfinch Press book."
Description: 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Dorothy Allen 1732, age 24. A rare miniature band sampler stitched by Ethan Allen's cousin --
Polly Daggett c. 1770, age 10. The legendary Revolutionary War heroine from Martha's Vineyard --
Mary Hill 1773, age 9. Upside down numbers--secret wartime code or the work of her sister? --
Fanny Mots 1792, age 11. Her unpuritanical taste in color shows up in the pink floral borders --
Mary Mosley 1792, age 8. Many color changes show her need to use whatever thread was available --
Lydia Tyler 1797, age 10. When You See Remember Me--Words she stitched nearly 200 years ago --
Thankful Davis 1799, age 13. A seaside girl who used colors from a local dye pot and plenty of ingenuity --
Mary and Martha Fitzhugh 1740-1790. A Who's Who of distinguished Virginia families on one square of linen --
Sophia Waters 1803, age 10. An independent spirit from Bennington who cared not for precision --
Charlotte Frobisher 1805, age 9. A gorgeous array of borders, stars, flowers, and "Honor thy mother." --
Mary Lee 1808, age 10. An historic southern family whose plantation home survives to this day --
Betty Washington Lewis 1805, age 8. George Washington's great-niece, named for his only sister --
Mary Robinson 1814, age 9-10. She displayed her command of stitchery in her schoolgirl masterpiece --
Eliza Hall 1817, age 7. Though only seven years old, she ranks among the best stitchers of all --
Maria Revere Curtis 1819, age 11. Paul Revere's great-granddaughter shows unusual skill at age eleven --
Eliza Ann Showman c. 1850s, age 14. Her striking rococo stitch resembles the flame stitch in needlepoint --
George Eisenbrey 1826, age 8-10. His workmanlike marking sampler was a lesson in patience for a boy --
Susana Bartholomew 1824, age 10. A "Show Towel" with intricate Pennsylvania Dutch motifs on 44-count linen --
Rachel Ellicott 1827, age 11. Rosebuds, cornucopias, bluebirds, baskets, and a border of forget-me-nots --
Hannah Atkins 1827, age 11. A gentle Quaker from Cape Cod celebrates her love of nature --
Angelina Brown 1829, age 8. A very young child executes a challenging design with a stunning border --
Mary E. Carpenter 1829, age 10. A green border, blue leaves, and roses are the signature of her schooling --
Joann Isabella Gibbs 1829, age 8. It took unusual patience for an eight-year-old to hook tambour-work florals --
Sophia Elizabeth Kummer 1832, age 7-8. A simple prayer in her seventh year, stitched at a Moravian school --
Ruth and Ruby Stratton c. 1843, age 10. Ruby had to finish the work, so she added two motifs to outshine her twin --
Esther Elizabeth Histed c. 1833, age 16. Soft colors, flowing letters, and three little baskets--but, sadly, unfinished --
Elizabeth Gibson c. 1851, age 8 or 9. Southern girls worked a variety of stitches, and she even invented one --
Mary Jane Hills 1861, age 8-11. She completed her Victorian marking sampler just as the Civil War began --
Julian Chamberlain c. 1823, age 9. Nine-year-old Julian had ample time to work this, probably during an illness --
Anonymous, Drawstring Bag c. 1860. Uniquely worked on count linen and trimmed with a saucy red ribbon --
Appendix: General Instructions, Dye Recipes, Stitch Charts, Tambour Instructions, Marking and Over-one Alphabets, Mottoes & Verses from Antique Samplers.
Responsibility: Patricia Ryan and Allen D. Bragdon.

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Presents 30 American cross-stitch samplers, originally made in the 18th and early 19th centuries, which are now antiques in museums and historical collections. The book also includes devised charts  Read more...

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