Thursday, 20 December 2012
I am so excited to tell you about a fabulous new sampler book which you can preorder right now for delivery sometime early next year. It is the long-awaited book on the Norfolk sampler tradition by Joanne Martin Lukacher.
Some time ago Joanne spotted a set of markers that recurred on a number of English samplers and having done considerable research, she was able to put them together as a set of samplers stitched over many years by the girls of Norfolk.
Since those initial discoveries and early research, Joanne has continued to find out more about the girls who stitched the sameplrs, their schools and teachers.
This fine, beautifully presented and expertly researched book is going to be an important addition to sampler and needlework studies and a must have for anyone interested in the background and history of school girl embroideries.
I believe the book has around 300 pages and many colour images - I'll update on this when I have more precise details.
The book is published by In The Company of Friends and you can click here to visit the website, browse the book and preorder your copy now.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 12:08