Thursday, 31 October 2013
It is wonderful how many museums are making their collections available for on-line enjoyment and research. I guess it has taken volunteers and staff many hours to prepare and describe all the items and we can only appreciative of their efforts. The only downside is perhaps a lack of rigour or strategy in the naming of parts. Not all stitched items turn up under a search for embroidery and then again you might get a different set for a search of needlework. The trick to unearthing everything is to try as many search terms as you think may have been used to describe the items that interest you.
The McCord Museum in Montreal Canada has 14 samplers for you to enjoy on-line including the examples you can see here. You can find a baker's-dozen by entering sampler as a search term....
...however, can you find the other? Click here to start your search.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 19:30