Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum

by Clare Browne and Jennifer Wearden

Samplers from the Victoria and Albert Museum

This wonderful array of samplers, one of the most popular needlework art forms, is drawn from the outstanding collection at the V&A. Illustrations and text combine to provide a historical survey of samplers, their purposes and patterns, together with a practical guide, through details and line drawings, to the many different types of stitches used in their working. The book will be invaluable both to the embroidery and needlework enthusiasts and to those interested in social history, since samplers often reveal an abundance of intimate detail about their makers and the domestic society in which they lived.

Softbound, 144 pages

Price: $36.00