Historic Samplers: Selected from Museums and Historic Homes with 30 Cross-Stitch Charts for Authentic Reproduction

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Historic Samplers presents thirty outstanding American samplers originally made in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which are now prized antiques in museum and historical collections.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. Included in the collection are a sampler stitched by Paul Revere's great-granddaughter, a miniature ...
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Overview

Historic Samplers presents thirty outstanding American samplers originally made in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, which are now prized antiques in museum and historical collections.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. Included in the collection are a sampler stitched by Paul Revere's great-granddaughter, a miniature band sampler by Ethan Allen's cousin, one made by Revolutionary War heroine Polly Daggett, and a genealogical sampler stitched by three women of the Robert E. Lee family. For each of these museum-quality samplers, the book provides a brief biography of the child who stitched it, a chart with floss-color specifications, instructions for exact reproduction, and full-color photographs of the finished sampler, as well as comments on the unique aspects of its design. The authors have also supplied a how-to guide for all stitches used in the book, sample alphabets for marking and monogramming, and a selection of mottoes and verses from antique samplers. An illustrated introduction offers insight into the role samplers played in the lives of young girls and describes many of the technical characteristics common to the extraordinary works selected for this collection. Handcrafts and cross stitch are becoming ever more popular, and the value of antique samplers is rising rapidly. Historic Samplers promises to be unique in its field for both the insights it provides to collectors of antiques and folk art and the beauty of its needlework.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780821219317
  • Publisher: Bulfinch
  • Publication date: 5/12/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 160

Table of Contents

How to Work This Book 8
Introduction 9
The Samples 15
Dorothy Allen 1732, age 24 16
A rare miniature band sampler stitched by Ethan Allen's cousin
Polly Daggett c. 1770, age 10 20
The legendary Revolutionary War heroine from Martha's Vineyard
Mary Hill 1773, age 9 24
Upside down numbers--secret wartime code or the work of her sister?
Fanny Mots 1792, age 11 28
Her unpuritanical taste in color shows up in the pink floral borders
Mary Mosley 1792, age 8 32
Many color changes show her need to use whatever thread was available
Lydia Tyler 1797, age 10 36
When You See Remember Me--Words she stitched nearly 200 years ago
Thankful Davis 1799, age 13 40
A seaside girl who used colors from a local dye pot and plenty of ingenuity
Mary and Martha Fitzhugh 1740-1790 44
A Who's Who of distinguished Virginia families on one square of linen
Sophia Waters 1803, age 10 50
An independent spirit from Bennington who cared not for precision
Charlotte Frobisher 1805, age 9 54
A gorgeous array of borders, stars, flowers, and "Honor thy mother."
Mary Lee 1808, age 10 58
An historic southern family whose plantation home survives to this day
Betty Washington Lewis 1805, age 8 64
George Washington's great-niece, named for his only sister
Mary Robinson 1814, age 9-10 68
She displayed her command of stitchery in her schoolgirl masterpiece
Eliza Hall 1817, age 7 72
Though only seven years old, she ranks among the best stitchers of all
Maria Revere Curtis 1819, age 11 76
Paul Revere's great-granddaughter shows unusual skill at age eleven
Eliza Ann Showman c. 1850s, age 14 82
Her striking rococo stitch resembles the flame stitch in needlepoint
George Eisenbrey 1826, age 8-10 86
His workmanlike marking sampler was a lesson in patience for a boy
Susana Bartholomew 1824, age 10 90
A "Show Towel" with intricate Pennsylvania Dutch motifs on 44-count linen
Rachel Ellicott 1827, age 11 96
Rosebuds, cornucopias, bluebirds, baskets, and a border of forget-me-nots
Hannah Atkins 1827, age 11 102
A gentle Quaker from Cape Cod celebrates her love of nature
Angelina Brown 1829, age 8 108
A very young child executes a challenging design with a stunning border
Mary E. Carpenter 1829, age 10 112
A green border, blue leaves, and roses are the signature of her schooling
Joann Isabella Gibbs 1829, age 8 116
It took unusual patience for an eight-year-old to hook tambour-work florals
Sophia Elizabeth Kummer 1832, age 7-8 122
A simple prayer in her seventh year, stitched at a Moravian school
Ruth and Ruby Stratton c. 1843, age 10 126
Ruby had to finish the work, so she added two motifs to outshine her twin
Esther Elizabeth Histed c. 1833, age 16 132
Soft colors, flowing letters, and three little baskets--but, sadly, unfinished
Elizabeth Gibson c. 1851, age 8 or 9 138
Southern girls worked a variety of stitches, and she even invented one
Mary Jane Hills 1861, age 8-11 142
She completed her Victorian marking sampler just as the Civil War began
Julian Chamberlain c. 1823, age 9 146
Nine-year-old Julian had ample time to work this, probably during an illness
Anonymous, Drawstring Bag c. 1860 150
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 154
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