What’s in a Name – People & Places

2 in stock

This sampler exhibition looked into the legacy left by now forgotten schoolgirls and their teachers. The samplers cut across all levels of society embracing the affluent and the poor.

This A4 book includes wonderful coloured images of maps, band samplers, hymns, pocket etui and Quaker samplers and has 56 pages.


2 in stock

2 in stock


The story of this little treasure

I am naturally drawn to Witney Antiques, a remarkable gallery in Oxfordshire which has the largest collection of historic embroideries in Europe. I regard the owner, my friend Rebecca Scott, as the fount of all knowledge when talking about samplers and the history of this genre. Rebecca has collected samplers and other early embroideries for many years and is so knowledgeable. Although her soft back, full-colour books are originally designed to support exhibitions held at the gallery, they are amazing works. All her books are a joy and a must for the sampler lover.