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Cross Stitch Antique Style Samplers: Over 30 Cross Stitch Designs Inspired by Traditional Samplers
Historically authentic sampler designs inspired by the author's own collection. In recent years, embroidered samplers have become highly collectible. Jane Greenoff uses her own historical sampler collection as the inspiration for over 30 unique antique style cross stitch designs so that you can begin a collection of your very own. Each project chapter is inspired by a ...more
Hardcover, 104 pages
Published October 15th 2005 by David & Charles Publishers
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This book combined the practicality of most cross-stitch pattern books (there are probably 8-10 samplers with charts of how you can make them) WITH the historical and aesthetic interest of showing photos of several very old samplers. Some of them are so quaint, and the sayings the young girls stitched onto them are kind of precious. A fun book. I'm just finishing up a different cross-stitch sampler right now (3 colors of blue embroidery thread...fun) so I don't really want to do another sampler ...more
There are so many lovely patterns included in this book. I would love to make them all, but just don't have the time. I really like the additional information about samplers in general which was included in the book. I will definitely be making some of these in the future.