Containing unique reproductions of samplers and smalls from private collectors and museum collections, this DVD edition features one-of-a-kind antique needlework projects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, as well as antique-inspired designs. Also featured are well-researched articles profiling sampler makers, sampler-producing schools, needlework tools, museums and the various historical events that have shaped needlework. Some of the articles and projects cannot be found anywhere else, making this DVD essential to any collection. The DVD incudes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts and complete instructions.
From the Introduction: "Needlework possesses a rich and fascinating past that predates recorded history. From records that do exist, we can surmise that from very early times, needleworkers used the crudest of materials and tools to create utilitarian pieces that are today considered to be works of needle art. Within the realm of needlework lies sampler-making. While the earliest surviving example of what is believed to be a sampler from the early Nazca culture dates to between A.D.200 and 500, sampler-making's recognized history dates from approximately the sixteenth century forward. The making of samplers in times past provided a means by which a young lady learned the alphabet and numerals. But much more importantly, it taught her the needle skills she was required to master in order to be considered suitable for marriage. One of her primary responsibilities was to mend, tend and mark the linens and clothing needed for a household. Sampler stitchers of modern times enjoy sampler-making as a pleasurable hobby. While many of us ply the stitches to re-create masterworks from the past, we also have an incredible array of contemporary work from which to choose. The appeal for some may be simply to create beautiful, decorative pieces for their homes. For others, however, their pasti...
Samplers have a long history in Britain and the United States, dating from the sixteenth century. They were originally a collection of patterns gathered together for easy reference to be used in embroidery and needlepoint lace. But they later developed into a schoolgirls' exercise, and today they are more often used to record stitches than patterns. This book traces the history of samplers in Britain from the late sixteenth century onwards, and includes examples of long, darning, map, school, stitch and plain sewing samplers, as well as those associated with great griefs and joys. Written by Britain's leading experts on the subject, and illustrated with superb photographs of a great range of samplers, this title provides an ideal introduction for the collector, art historian and social historian of these amazing embroidered pictures.
Five years of patterns and articles are now yours on 1 special CD! Featuring five years of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly, this CD contains unique reproductions of samplers and smaller designs from private collectors, as well as museums, from around the world. Including projects from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, this CD will be a treasure among any cross stitcher in your life. CD also includes: • Every page of every issue from 2011-2015 • Fully searchable PDFs • Printer-friendly charts • Full-color photographs • Well-researched articles profiling sampler makers • Information on museums and historical events that have shaped needlework • And so much more! • CDs are both PC and MAC compatible, as well as U.S. television/DVD player compatible.
Enjoy an entire decade of the magazine that cross-stitch lovers look to and cherish above all others. This DVD-ROM includes every page of all 40 issues of Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterlymagazine from 2001 through 2010. The fully searchable, printer-friendly PDF allows for browsing content by issue or searching for a word or phrase. This DVD-ROM includes full-color photography, easy-to-read charts, and complete instructions. The disc is both PC and MAC compatible and can also be played on Region 1 DVD players.
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