Sunday, 5 May 2013

Samplers From Charleston

Sadly I totally missed the special exhibition of samplers lately at the Charleston Museum and if you are in the same boat as me, don't despair - you can still enjoy some sampler images - just click here to see them. I was particularly intrigued by the sampler above which has markers for a Scottish sampler - the urns with 5 blooms at the base and the large arcaded band in the mid-section. Though there is no sign of the traditional, paired initials.

Lowcountry Embroidery ran from May 12 to January 13, 2013. The main focus of the exhibition was Charleston Museum's collection of Charleston-made schoolgirl samplers. Also included were appliqué and needlepoint showcasing the finer needlework achieved by women and skilled girls.

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