Tuesday 29 June 2010

Connecticut Needlework - a Giveaway to Come!

There is no passing over this book - I can't wait to have all its 240 pages in my hands but I have to be patient until it is published on 15 October 2010. I have reserved my copy - and also one for you! It will be a special giveaway for September 2010.
Authored by Susan P. Schoelwer, former curator at the Connecticut Historical Society, this book subtitled: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840 looks at all the needle arts created in this 100 year period. There are more than 100 examples illustrated, some never seen before, and photographs include details of designs, stitches, reverse sides and sketches. This book is being published to coincide with an exhibition of needlework to be held at the Connecticut Historical Society in Autumn 2010.


  1. Jacqueline, thank you so much for all that precious books!

  2. This book looks absolutely magnificent. Where is the best place to reserve a copy? I live in Australia and would love to buy this book when it is published. Ann.

  3. That looks like a wonderful book to have. I am in RI, and love seeing samplers from the New England area.


  4. WOW- looks terrific! Can't I enter now, lol?

  5. Ordering this book direct from the Connecticut Historical Society will probably provide greatest support to them. Here is their enquiry email:
    Though if you are in Australia, shipping may be cheaper through - perversely as it seems!

  6. Thanks for the information on pre-ordering. I went on their website and couldn't find anything last night. Looks like it will be a good resource book to add to my textile library.