Our newest book – Blackwork Revisited – A book of charted designs for Blackwork embroidery. 43 plates of Blackwork designs. This book includes Blackwork history, an historical time line, basic information before beginning to stitch, a 3-page bibliography of Blackwork and a very special Blackwork project. A must have book you will use again and again.
Welcome to my first Blog! Blogging is a new concept to me and since so many of you have requested one from me, I am finally going to join the ‘social media craze.’ As you know me, my first love is the history of samplers and sampler making. Uncovering old, almost forgotten stitches and their history is another passion; I will report on new findings and will post stitching tips as well. Other topics I will cover will be sampler book reviews, sampler sites, up-coming sampler exhibits and personalities of the sampler world. Please feel free to ask me questions or post information I may have missed. But do join me on this exciting journey!
An interesting DAR site sent to me on Face Book by Val Vejrostek of Colorado. “Remembering the American Revolution 1776-1890” Their exhibit will run from October 2015 to September 3, 2016. Photos of samplers and needlework associated with this time period is shown. Click on the photos to see ‘their story’ and a ‘blown-up’ version of each item.
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Author: Eileen Bennett
My addiction to antique Samplers began in 1976. Not a day goes by that is not spent researching, admiring, stitching, or designing Samplers. Several of my designs are reproduction pieces as well as newly created designs based on the antique pieces I've had the privilege to study in collections around the world.