Monday 1 October 2012

Imitation and Improvement: The Norfolk Sampler Tradition by Joanne Martin Lukacher

Look out for a very special book coming next February. This special volume identifies and interprets a distinctive body of samplers executed by the girls of Norfolk in the UK during a dramatic time of social and cultural change in late 18th century Britain. The motifs and style of these samplers reveal a rich engagement with textile craft and industry that was both regional and international in scope. These works are analyzed for their exquisite beauty and skill and for the civic, moral, and educational values that they embodied in Norfolk Society from 1730-1830. By closely studying the intricate and distinguishing features of these samplers, Joanne Martin Lukacher's book opens up remarkable vistas onto a complex social landscape and the significant and primary place of textile are within it. This book will be published by In The Company of Friends, click here to visit their site and request more details as they are available.

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