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Sunday, 22 December 2013

Scarlet Letter Advent Calendar - Day 22

Day 22 - Common Thread/Common Ground



Taken from The Scarlet Letter Website

Early samplers and needleworks have curious and diverse ways of speaking to us, not only through the visual delight and historic material they represent, but in many other ways, far more subtle. This collection of essays, by noted scholars and specialists in the study of early samplers, underscores and amplifies that fact. This stimulating collection of essays includes three chapters by Carol Humphrey, Honorary Keeper of Textiles at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge England, covering various aspects of the Museum's vast sampler collection; a discussion of the source for pastoral and idyllic landscapes in early eighteenth century canvaswork pictures and samplers by Kathy Staples; Carol Huber's essay on architecture in eighteenth and early nineteenth century American needlework; a fascinating piece on early samplers of The Netherlands by Margriet Hogue, a noted textile conservator, Frances Failes', text titled Hanging By A Thread, regarding the care and conservation of early samplers; and an essay on rare epistolary samplers (samplers stitched as letters) by the editor, and more. Between chapters, three accomplished and brilliant poets and writers have contributed works inspired by early samplers, and those long-gone samplermakers. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs of samplers that have never appeared in print before, in color and black and white (over 100 illustrations). A SCARLET LETTER EXCLUSIVE.




If you would like to win today's giveaway please leave a comment below. The draw for each day will take place on Boxing Day, you may enter each day.

29 comments:

Laurie in Iowa said...

Another wonderful giveaway!

~mj~ said...

Oh wow, I have been drooling over this book. How generous of you Marsha to do this...really wonderful!!

Carmen Sutton said...

I have heard great things about this book i would love the chance to have a closer look

samplerlover said...

I also would love to have a chance of winning this wonderful book.

Joanne O'H said...

This book sounds so interesting! I also would love a chance to win it. Thanks

Jonette said...

Would love to win this book.

Dianne said...

This is one I'd love to add to my shelves - thank you for the chance to find out more about it and to enter to win it :)

Inguna said...

I would love to have this book :)

DonnaSews said...

Wow, I would really lie to win this book. Outstanding...

Donna

Vera said...

Another wonderful prize!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Terry N said...

One can never have too many books on the subject of samplers, an art form that has been in existence and evolving for hundreds of years.

Cindy L said...

Sounds like another wonderful sampler book, please include me.

Cheri said...

Another great book, please include me in the drawing.

Brenda said...

Oh my! What a wonderful giveaway prize!!!! Please include me in your drawing!

Faye said...

How fantastic!!!!

Bethany said...

Yes, Yes and again Yes.....

Theresa said...

Wow, this looks like a wonderful book!

Marlene said...

Wow! That book sounds terrific!
Yes, I would love to win that!
Thank you!!!

Margotatau said...

Great looking book. So many lovely goodies.

Ruth said...

A wonderful giveaway. I would love to win.

Jenny said...

What a wonderful book. I would be thrilled to be able to add this one to my shelf.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Heard good things about this book--always need good sources of reference

Nicola said...

Comment for Barbara G - Always nice to have another great book about samplers.

Nicola said...

Comment for Wilma - I would love to give this book a special place in my library!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Sounds like an interesting read.

Nupur said...

This is a book I have been 'wondering about'... it looks like it would be a most interesting read!
Would love to 'win' this one!

Heritage Hall said...

What an addition to one's
sampler knowledge...Please
include my name...
Mary

Sharon H said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

Julie said...

What a wonderful gift! All relevant historical info about samplers and antique stitching is just fascinating. If I had college to do over at this late date, I would have headed into history with a focus on "women's work."