The Educated Stitch

The Educated Stitch – Historic Samplers 1700-1900 is an A4, 72-page, full-colour book including a wide variety of samplers stitched by children who came from every kind of social, economic and religious background. From orphanages to private schools, the working of samplers was an integral part of female education from the 17th century onwards. This book includes a wide variety of stitched samplers – darning, alphabets, cross stitch pictorial samplers, pocket samplers, band samplers and map samplers. Simply a must for a sampler lover…


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The story of this little treasure

As I seem to be drawn by magnet to Witney Antiques near Oxford and can listen to owner Rebecca Scott talk about her sampler collection for hours. I popped over to see her again last week and I thought I would get two more of her glorious catalogues to share with you. Although these soft back, full-colour books are originally designed to support an exhibition held at the gallery, they are amazing works of interest to both the sampler collector and the interested stitcher.