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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Kitty: Samplers from A to Z - 0878464816

Samplers from A to Z (Paperback)
by Pamela Parmal (Author)
MFA Publications (August 1, 2000)
ISBN-10: 0878464816

Ingram Annotation
For centuries, the sampler has been a mainstay of the seamstress's craft, at once a didactic tool, a commercial showcase, and, frequently, a work of art in itself. This beautifully illustrated, accessible book presents a look at some remarkable samplers and offers a concise history of the form as well. Arranged like an alphabet, Samplers from A to Z concentrates on 26 examples, each chosen to illustrate a key facet of sampler artistry. The topic covered range from alphabets, embroidery, and cutwork to landscapes, spot samplers, and whitework. Pamela A. Parmal, who is also curator of the current exhibition of samplers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, provides an overview of samplers and their role in industry and education throughout their history. This succinct, colorful book is ideal for anyone interested in the technique, history, or astounding beauty and variety of samplers.

Kitty Kitty:

I would love to say this book is rich in history, but it just serves as a definition of terms you probably already know. Beautiful Pictures, don't get me wrong, but I am glad it was extremely cheep.

and knitting in the previous entry

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