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Saturday, March 17, 2007

kitty: Samplers - 0761303723

Sampler Craft Books - Lerner Publishing

Sampler View Of Colonial Life
by Mary Cobb
64 pages - Millbrook Press (September 1, 1998)
ISBN-10: 0761303723
ISBN-13: 978-0761303725

Ingram Annotation:
Describes the samplers stitched by girls in colonial America and explains what these samplers tell about the lives of their makers. Includes simple projects.
Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book

When buying used books you sometimes have to take a leap of faith and just order a book. I was talking to a used book distributor in the UK and she had a listing for this title. She was offering it pretty cheap, so I figured I would take a chance for my mom.

The book looks at craft projects a young colonial American girl would have done; learning to weave, doing a sampler of stitches, making a wall pocket for the back parlor, and many others. The projects have been updated. The cross-stitch sampler was to be printed out for example. The stitches were very basic. But, I totally loved the book and think it would be a great book to introduce kids to crafting. Nothing like mixing a little bit of history with decades of history of crafting. The drawings are also pretty adorable.

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